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Polygonatum, Solomon Seal

Welcome to Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Gardens. We are a private research and display botanic garden located near Raleigh, North Carolina (USDA Hardiness Zone 7b). Our retail mail order division allows us to make the best perennials from our trials available to gardeners around the world, some of which were developed here, some from our plant explorations, and others from breeders around the world. Between 1988 and 2010, Plant Delights Nursery introduced over 500 new perennial plants to US horticulture. In 2002, we were honored to be recognized by the American Horticulture Society for our lifetime of work in commercial horticulture. This image gallery is but a sampling of the great perennial plants available for gardeners around the world. We do not carry all plants pictured at any one time, but since our mission is to educate and inspire, we hope these images and the linked articles below will expand your garden horizons and interest. You will find an array of other interesting information and fascinating perennials throughout our website...thank you for taking time to visit.

Polygonatum (Solomon's seal) are graceful flowering perennials for the woodland shade garden whose arching stems adds a pleasing visual presence.Polygonatum stems are lined at regular intervals with leaves positioned into regularly spaced ranks and oriented into a single plane, making them look almost man made. In the spring, dangling beneath polygonatum stems, are clusters of small white bell-like flowers. Some polygonatum species are American native plants, while the vast majority hail from temperate Asia.

In the shade garden, solomon's seal will slowly form dense colonies of deciduous stems. The springtime bell-like flowers are followed by attractive blue/black fruit in the fall. While most solomon's seal flowers are white, polygonatums are also rarely available in pink, orange, and purple flowers.

Solomon's seals range in height from 6" tall to over 7' tall. Polygonatums are durable, easy-to-grow woodland plants that thrive well when grown among companions like hardy ferns, hosta, ophiopogon, farfugium and pulmonaria. Plant Delights Nursery has one of the largest solomon's seal collections in the country, so when you're ready to buy solomon's seal for your woodland garden, we hope you will check out our list of plants on-line for sale.