Polygonatum odoratum var. pluriflorum ‘Variegatum’

variegated Solomon's seal

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Outstanding Qualities

Polygonatum odoratum var. pluriflorum 'Variegatum' or Variegated Solomon's Seal is a connoisseur's plant for the woodland garden but not limited to connoisseurs' gardens. Arching stems curve gracefully towards the prevailing light source creating elegant stands of stems with opposite leaves, each with a tracery of cream around each margin. Waxy bell-like flowers held on the underside of the stem at the leaf axils with two or more fragrant flowers. The distinctive growing habit makes Variegated Solomon's Seal a must for any garden and combines beautiful with any woodland perennial or shrubs. In the autumn as the plant goes dormant for the winter the leaves and stems turn a straw yellow that glows as the light of the summer fades.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 9

Flower Color: white

Sun/Light Exposure: light to deep shade

Water Requirements: occasional watering

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: gold, silver, burgundy, bronze

Great Color Partners: dark green, variegated, chartreuse

Culture Notes
Plant Solomon’s seal in light to deep shade. It prefers a moist to well-drained soil, but will tolerate sandy sites and clay. Once established it will only need occasional watering during prolonged dry weather. Cut to the ground in fall once the stems begin to yellow.