Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Solomon’s Seal

Polygonatum biflorum
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Forest
Season of Interest:
Main Color: White
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Shade
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

2 to
4
feet

Spread:

12 to
18
inches
Size
Height: 2 to
4
feet
Spread: 12 to
18
inches
Size
Height: 2 to
4
feet
Spread: 12 to
18
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Use to stabilize shaded slopes or naturalize in a woodland garden.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Tolerates full sun to full shade with moist, rich soil. Small seedlings develop slowly. Best to propagate by division.
Special Features
Special Usage
Fresh Cut Flower
Basic Description

Small greenish white flowers hang down from arching stems in May with blue berries later in summer. Foliage turns gold in fall. Plants spread slowly by creeping rhizomes and form large stands.

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