MAIANTHEMUM RACEMOSUM (SMILACINA RACEMOSA)
Running stems carry plumes of creamy white, starry, exceptionally fragrant flowers, which are produced on 6 inch panicles in late spring. Bright green, lush, lily leaves adorn the arching stems. Spherical green fruits are later produced which turn bright red in late summer and autumn. The plant spreads very slowly by cylindrical rhizomes. Woods and shady places are the home of this dainty woodland relative of our own lily-of-the-valley, which is native to North America. Very few seeds produced.
Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
Common name:Treacleberry, False Solomon's Seal, Solomon's plumes, False Spikenard. Syn. Smilacina racemosa,
Packet Content:4 large seeds (Approx)