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Giant Solomon's Seal Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Polygonatum canaliculatum
Phonetic Spelling
po-lig-oh-NAY-tum
Description

Giant Solomon's Seal is a native herbaceous perennial wildflower found in moist forested areas and roadbanks in the eastern U.S.A. and Canada.  It has white bell-shaped flowers that hang below the leaves.  

More information on Polygonatum biflorum.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Border Garden- Pathway
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hummingbirds#rain garden#native perennial#low maintenance#wet sites#specialized bees#bumblebees#NC native#black fruits#naturalized area#food source nectar#food source pollen#wet soils tolerant#bird friendly#food source soft mast fruit#Piedmont Mountains FACU#Coastal FACU#butterflies#sweat bees#audubon
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hummingbirds#rain garden#native perennial#low maintenance#wet sites#specialized bees#bumblebees#NC native#black fruits#naturalized area#food source nectar#food source pollen#wet soils tolerant#bird friendly#food source soft mast fruit#Piedmont Mountains FACU#Coastal FACU#butterflies#sweat bees#audubon
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Polygonatum
    Species:
    biflorum
    Family:
    Asparagaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Native Plant
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • 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 Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Blue
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    Fruits are available September-October and are blue-black in color.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Flower Description:
    Flowers bloom May-June and are greenish-white in color.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Rain Garden
    Shade Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Songbirds
    Specialized Bees
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Erosion
    Wet Soil