Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9a
Plant Height: 12 to 48 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 36 inches
Leaves: Good fall color
Fruit: Showy
Fruiting Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Culinary Herb
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Roots
Eating Methods: Culinary Herb/Spice
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Days to germinate: Seeds can take up to 2 years to germinate.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: Rhizomes

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