False Solomon’s Seal
This plant grows from 30 to 75 cm tall. It has a zigzagging stalk at the tip of which is a flower head or cluster of fruit, depending on the season. Best when massed in naturalized plantings, wild gardens, native plant gardens, or woodland gardens. Effective with hostas and ferns. Also may be grown in...
Botanical Name: Maianthemum racemosum
Nom Français: Smilacine à grappes


Bloom colour: White
Blooms: Spring - Zone 5 | Summer - Zone 5
Pollinators: Birds | Mammals
Sun or Shade: Shade
Plant Type: Perennial
Height: Up to 3 feet (1 meter)
Across Canada
It grows well in hardiness zones: 3 to 8


Open deciduous woods, borders
Water requirement: Moist
Moist, humusy but well drained soil


Put mulch down such as woodchips or flax straw when planting to keep the weeds down until the plants fill the space. In autumn let the falling leaves remain on the plants to top up the mulch every year. Roots do not like to be disturbed, particularly before plant becomes established.


Spread: up to 70cm


Native to Canada

Styling and Use

Effective with hostas and ferns.



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