Polygonatum biflorum

Smooth Solomon's Seal

  • Rhizomatous, upright, arching, native wildflower which occurs in rich woods throughout the Eastern U.S.
  • Typically grows in a mound to 1-3'
  • Small, bell-shaped, greenish yellow flowers in April and May
  • Flowers are followed by blue-black berries in autumn
  • Leaves turn an attractive yellow in fall

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Foliage Color
Full Shade
Light/ Bright Shade
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Pollinators
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Moist, Well Drained
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Additional Information about Polygonatum biflorum

Starchy, edible rhizomes were formerly used by early Americans as a potato-like food

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Polygonatum biflorum

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.

Best in woodland gardens, wild gardens, naturalized areas or native plant gardens. May be used in partially shaded borders or rock gardens. Good with astilbe and ferns.