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Polygonatum cyrtonema

Giant Chinese Solomon's Seal

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Item #: 5472

Zones: 6a to 9b, at least

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 48" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Shade

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

This wonderful Solomon's seal hails from southeastern China where it can be found on wooded slopes up to 6,500' in elevation. Polygonatum cyrtonema has proven to be a wonderful garden performer, where the rapidly growing clumps expand to 4' tall x 3' wide in 5 years. Each 4' tall stalk is loaded with over 100 pendent, tubular white flowers, tipped with green. The contrast of the flowers, which smell like cookie dough, against the bold green leaves is stunning in May. In fall, the flowers are replaced by clusters of black fruit. This sturdy, architectural, and easy-to-grow Solomon's seal is a must for the woodland garden. New stalks for the following year form underground but do not emerge after the initial spring growth flush for the current season.