Solomon's Seal

Polygonatum multiflorum

Elegant and delicate perennial with arching stems and light green foliage. During spring bloom, pairs of fragrant, creamy white, bell-shaped flowers bloom along the stems. Combines well with ferns and Hostas. Great choice for shady borders or woodland gardens as well as among trees and shrubs.
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Good to grow!4


Full shade, Partial shade

Needs well drained, yet consistently moist soil.


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Average Size at MaturityFast growing to 35 in. tall & 10 in. wide; spreads slowly by rhizomes
Bloom TimeMid to late spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseWater Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureShade Loving, Tolerates Wet Soils
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsNeeds well drained, yet consistently moist soil.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 4

Good to grow!