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Evergreen Solomon's Seal Disporopsis pernyi

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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Cultivars / Varieties:
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