Solomon’s Seal


Solomon’s Seal

Polygonatum biflorum 36" tall, or taller. Clumps of 3'-long graceful arching stems with long narrow alternate leaves.

Greenish-white bell-shaped tubular flowers dangle in rows along the stems in late spring and become small round blue-black fruits in early fall. Roots are traditionally used to strengthen weak joints and ligaments and act as a connective tissue anti-inflammatory. Don’t confuse it with False Solomon’s Seal, which has a plume-like flower at the end of the stem.

Can be slow to show itself: I planted six crowns in spring 2013 that didn’t sprout until fall of 2014! By 2015 they were looking beautiful.

Ideal for the shade or woodland garden but will grow in full sun if you insist. Plant 18-24" apart. Z3. (bare-root crowns)

736 Solomon’s Seal
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Additional Information

Herbaceous Perennial Plants

When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable. If they are slightly dry, add a little water or, if they are going to be potted up soon, wet the roots. Generally, a little surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. If you cannot pot them up immediately, store them in a cool (35–40°) location for a short time.

Do not plant bare-root perennial plant crowns directly outdoors.

Pot up the rootstock using well-drained potting mix in a deep 6" pot or a 1-gallon container. Avoid coiling the roots in under-sized containers.
Grow newly potted perennials for a few weeks in a protected location in indirect light at 50–60°. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting.
Transplant outside once they show some top growth and the danger of frost has passed.

For more info:
About planting bare-root perennials.