Polygonatum commutatum (great solomon seal) is a drought tolerant native Ontario perennial for the shade garden. It adds a unique architectural structure with its arching foliage and white bell shaped flowers that dangle along the leaves. In autumn the leaves of Solomon’s seal turn a vivid and saturated yellow, shading fat purple fruit, and adding...
Botanical Name: Polygonatum biflorum
Bloom colour: White
Blooms: Spring - Zone 5 | Summer - Zone 5
Pollinators: Birds | Butterflies
Sun or Shade: Partial Sun | Shade
Plant Type: Perennial
Height: Up to 3 feet (1 meter)
Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
It grows well in hardiness zones: Zones 3 to 8
Open deciduous woods
Water requirement: Moist (careful not to over water)
Easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade. Prefers moist, humusy soils. Slowly spreads by rhizomes to form colonies in optimum growing conditions.
Can take 2-3 years to grow flowers
Spread: up to 50 cms
Medicinal | Native to Canada
Styling and Use
Good with astilbe and ferns.
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