Solomon's Seal Plant

Type: Perennial

Solomon's Seal Plant 

Solomon's Seal plant features arching stalks of foliage comprised of between 10 and 25 alternating elliptical leaves that grow up to 2 inches in length. It features distinctive short floral stalks that produce greenish-white flowers. These peduncles contain between one and three small flowers that are about three-quarters of an inch in diameter and take on a tubular shape. These flowers will bloom between May and June each year. 

Solomon's Seal Plant Has Sticky Inner Sealent

 A member of the Asparagaceae family, this plant will reach a height between one and six feet tall. It's known as King Solomon's Seal, Giant Solomon's Seal, Sealwort, and Polygonatum Biflorum. This rhizome plant produces an attractive architectural form that creates a perfect fullness for any garden. Solomon's Seal plant features egg-shaped, ribbed leaves that zigzag up the plant's unbranched stalks. These leaves will start as a solid green and transition to a brownish-yellow hue in the late autumn.

 After its flower blooms in the spring, each will give way to a cluster of fruit. These have a distinctive blue-black hue and spherical shape that resembles wild blueberries. These fruits attract birds and small mammals in the late summertime. Its flowers attract bumblebees and hummingbirds in the early spring. This perennial is rabbit- and deer-resistant, making it an ideal long-term investment for any garden.

 Each year, this plant's leaf stalks will break away for the winter season. This leaves behind a distinctive scar that looks like the sixth official seal of King Solomon, which is where this plant derived its name from. The produced stems will grow more significantly each spring than the previous year. Each rhizome section only produces one new stem annually.

 Native to North America, this plant adapts particularly well to many different environments. Its drought-resistant and commonly used as a foliage plant for all types of gardens. This herbaceous plant will have a typical spread of between 12 and 18 inches when fully matured. Due to its clustered root system, it can be effectively used for stabilizing sloped soils. Even better, it isn't known to have any serious diseases or insect-related issues.

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