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Polygonatum multiflorum

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Polygonatum multiflorum - Solomon's Seal

More About Polygonatum multiflorum

  • Rhizomatous perennial with upright, arching stems
  • Green, ovate, leaves are arranged alternately along the stems
  • Bell-shaped flowers dangle at each leaf axis beneath the arching stems
  • Sweetly fragrant, waxy, white blooms
  • Round, bluish-black berries follow the flowers
  • Excellent for cutting
  • Bloom Time: Late April to May

Interesting Notes:

Native to many parts of Europe, and has naturalized throughout Ontario.

Zone:

3

Height:

80-90 cm

Spread:

40-50 cm

Colour:

White
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Solomon's Seal Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in dappled to full shade. It will also thrive in a moist, woodland, shade garden, and grow in a somewhat dry site so long it is shady and the soil has good nutrient levels. Easy to care for perennial, spreading by rhizomes to form large colonies.


Polygonatum multiflorum Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Juglan Tolerant

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Spreading
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing