27 Apr Perennial of the Year 2013
Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’
Light: Variegated Solomon’s seal performs well in part to full shade conditions.
Soil: Variegated Solomon’s seal prefers moist, well-drained soil.
Uses: This perennial offers vivid highlights in shaded areas of borders, woodland gardens, or naturalized areas. The variegated foliage is attractive in flower arrangements.
Unique Qualities: Solomon’s Seal has arching stems that carry pairs of small, bell-shaped, white flowers in mid to late spring. The variegated ovate leaves are soft green with white tips and margins. Fall leaf color is yellow.
Maintenance: There are no serious insect or disease problems with variegated Solomon’s seal. Plants may be divided in the spring or fall. The white rhizomes should be planted just below the soil surface. Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’ is a very easy perennial to grow and will enhance any shade area.
Hardiness: USDA Zones 3 to 8.