Zone: 3 to 9
Width: 24″ to 30″
Bloom time: Late spring to early summer
Flower color: White
Solomon’s seal is a shade garden classic.
It is a native plant that is not fussy and is easy to grow.
It has curving individual red branches from which dangle aromatic white bell-like flowers.
My favorite is the variegated variety that won the Perennial Plant Association’s 2013 plant of the year award. The white trimmed leaves stand out among surrounding shade lovers. In the fall, the flowers turn into dark blue berries that stand out against gorgeous yellow, autumn-colored leaves.