Polygonatum or solomon's seal make beautiful plabnts in mixed borders as they can give that extra bit of height. They have glossy green and sometimes variegated leaves and beautiful pendant bell shaped flowers that last ages through the spring and summer, some varities can also be fragrant. They are sometimes followed by red or black berries. They are ideal for woodland shade in rich soils, or they can take a bit of sun to. The roots are said to heal cuts and rbuises and is a good face wash.