Maianthemum racemosum - False Solomon's Seal
False Solomon's Seal
A unique form that features clumps of unbranched stems that gracefully arch to create a delightful garden fountain of oval green foliage. Feathery, creamy white flowers are borne at the end of the arches and are followed by green berries that ripen to red in fall. Perfect for shade!
- Perfect for the shade garden
- Outstanding, unique plant form is stunning
- Stunning planted singly or in groups
- Stem-ending bloom attracts native pollinators
- Native songbirds prize this plant's fall berries
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
The foliage of False Solomon's Seal is similar to True Solomon's Seal which gives the plant its name. The plant differences are found in the flowers they produce. False Solomon's Seal produces fragrant, creamy white flowers on arching stems whereas True Solomon's Seal flowers are bell-shaped and droop from the leaf axils.
Grows well in humus-rich moist to average, well-drained soil in part shade.