Polygonatum odoratum 'Variegatum'

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Variegated Solomon's Seal

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Small white, bell-shaped fragrant flowers dangle from arched, burgundy stems. Striking foliage of green with clean, thin white margins. Leaves age to yellow in autumn. Blooms are followed by dark blue fruits.  PERENNIAL PLANT OF THE YEAR 2013

Height

20-30 Inches

Spread

12-18 Inches

Color

White

Bloom Time

May-June

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Places well in a woodland garden, naturalized areas or wild gardens. Prefers partially shaded to well shaded areas. Grows easy in well-drained, moist, humusy soil. This spreads slowly, but very reliable once established.

When to Divide

spring or fall

Good Companions

Coral Bells (Heuchera ), Monkshood (Aconitum fischeri), Plantain Lily (Hosta ), Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans), Cranesbill (Geranium cantabrigiense), Hellebore (Helleborus Winter Thrillers), Bugbane (Cimicifuga ramosa), Autumn Fern (Dryopteris erythrosora), Plantain Lily (Hosta ), Cranesbill (Geranium wlassovianum)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Containers
Fragrant
Cut Flowers
Exposure
Partial Shade
Shade
Foliage Color
Green & White
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Summer
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist but well-drained
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