Shade Gardening forum: Can anyone identify this plant?

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Name: joann
Illinois (Zone 5a)
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wickedelph
Sep 13, 2012 12:10 PM CST
I snapped this picture of a plant I'd like for my shade garden. It was planted in a demonstration shade garden without a tag and I thought it was Jacob's Ladder so I didn't take the time to ask anyone about it. But now it seems like it's not Jacob's Ladder. It was about 2-3 feet tall. Anyone? Confused

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ShadyGreenThumb
Sep 13, 2012 12:13 PM CST
It looks like Toad Lily but the leaves are variegated, so I'm not sure. Do you know if it blooms in the fall?
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Name: joann
Illinois (Zone 5a)
Region: Illinois Organic Gardener Daylilies Hostas Composter
wickedelph
Sep 13, 2012 2:30 PM CST
Thanks for your reply! It didn't appear to have any flower buds, so I don't believe it blooms in the fall. However, whilst researching toad lilies I stumbled upon Solomon's Seal Variegatum, and by George, I think that's it! Thank you for the tip! Thumbs up
Name: Ronnie Sensinger
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
ronniesensinger
Sep 17, 2012 5:42 AM CST
It's definitely Solomon's Seal - a great shade plant. It blooms in the spring with tiny white pendulous flowers. I have this plant in my dry shade garden in zone 6B and it is one I would never give up!

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