Polygonatum biflorum

Smooth Solomon's Seal


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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.


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  • 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

Height: 1-3 ft
Spread: 1-2 ft

Zone: 3-8
Color: Yellow-Green


Interesting Notes about Polygonatum biflorum:

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


Characteristics & Attributes


Attributes:

  • Native

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