Variegated Solomon’s Seal

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPerennial Plant Associations 2013 Perennial Plant of the year!

Soft green variegated foliage layers itself up arching stems in long lived clumps.  A light breeze adds movement and charm to this shade loving lovely.  Lightly fragrant bell flowers are hung underneath each stem in spring and have a fragrance resembling that of lilies.  An excellent companion to Hosta, Brunnera, Heuchera and Japanese Fern.  It’s easy to see why it’s this years’ Perennial Plant!

Solomon’s Seal grows to 18-24” tall and spreads 10-20”.  They grow best in average to fertile soil and require regular watering mostly during establishment and in the high heat of summer.  They attract hummingbirds with their bell shaped flowers and the arching stems make excellent cut flowers. 

Thanks to Heidi Brosseau for this blog!