Polygonatum biflorum v. commutatum - Giant Soloman's Seal
Giant Soloman's Seal
Polygonatum biflorum v. commutatum
Stately and fountain-like, this selection rises above the shaded garden with thick, arching stems bearing oval foliage that travels from base to tip. Dangling bell-shaped flowers droop from leaf axils in mid to late spring. Blue-black berries dangle from those same leaf axils in summer and fall.
- White flowers bloom in mid to late spring
- Hummingbirds and other pollinators love it
- Blue-black fruit is enjoyed by birds in the fall
- Superb, graceful, and large growing form
- Outstanding for grouping in large areas
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
The rhizomes of Giant Soloman's Seal are starchy and edible. Early settlers used the rhizomes to produce potato-like food.
Grows well in average, moist, and wet soils in full or part shade.