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Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum biflorum)

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Ships April to May 2024
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Ships April to May 2024
Ornamental Perennials


Spring-blooming, North American perennial
Description: Greenish white, bell-shaped flowers hang, evenly spaced, below arching stems, followed by deep blue berries; pairs of smooth, medium green leaves held parallel to the ground; leaves turn yellow in the fall
Habit: 1 to 3-foot-long stems; spreads by rhizomes to form colonies
Culture: Prefers moist, humus-rich soil in light to deep shade.
Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zones 3 through 9

Solomon's Seal is native to North American woodlands from Connecticut to Ontario and Nebraska, Florida, and Texas. It was introduced to Europe and Britain by 1824, but certainly observed much earlier by such naturalists as John Clayton, who lists Polygonatum in the 1730s. In 1793 Virginia gardener Jean Lady Skipwith of Prestwould listed Polygonatum as “our Jacobs Ladder.” New York nurseryman Peter Henderson noted in Handbook of Plants, 1890: "A small genus of very handsome ... plants of easy culture and graceful habit, not often seen in the borders, but deserving a place in every collection of hardy plants."

Ships in a 1 quart pot.

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