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Disporopsis pernyi

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Description

Evergreen Solomon's Seal is an herbaceous perennial native to shaded mountain forests and streambanks in China.  Plant it in partial to full shade in moist well-drained organically rich soils.  It will spread by rhizomes in the garden to form clumps or colonies naturalizing to form a groundcover.  Individual plants appear erect with arching leaves along purple speckled stems.   

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  No serious problems.  Watch for slugs on tender young plants in the spring.  

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Tags:
#showy flowers#white flowers#deep shade#showy fruits#fall fruits#clumping#leathery leaves#late spring flowers#early summer flowers#streams#woodlands
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#white flowers#deep shade#showy fruits#fall fruits#clumping#leathery leaves#late spring flowers#early summer flowers#streams#woodlands
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Disporopsis
    Species:
    pernyi
    Family:
    Asparagaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 8 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Clumping
    Erect
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Blue-purple berries that ripen in the early fall.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Solitary
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Tubular
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    White to cream 3/4" tubular bell-shaped flowers bloom May-June. They are often singular or appear in clusters of 2-3 on drooping pedicles that appear from the underside of each leaf axil.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Dark green, simple leathery, lanceolate to ellpitic leaves with entire margins.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Green with purple spots
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Riparian
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Shade Garden