Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Polygonatum odoratum 'Koryu'
Dragon Ridge Solomon's Seal
This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.Shop Available Polygonatum
Item #: 7616
Zones: 4a to 9b, at least
Height: 16" tall
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
I think this Japanese selection of their native Solomon's seal is way cool...but then I've never been known for my normal tastes. Polygonatum 'Koryu' is a unusually esoteric (ugly in an academically wonderful sort of way...like art films) selection of the popular Polygonatum odoratum. This bizarre, early emerging (early March in NC) Solomon's seal, produces 16" tall, slightly arching stalks clothed with grey-green Easter egg-sized leaves, each highlighted by a raised dragon-ridge down the center. Below the leaves in spring are a few small, dangling white flowers, but grow this for the leaves...assuming you're into severely deformed plants.
Flower Color: White/Cream
Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Spring
Container Role: Fillers
Garden Themes: Cottage Garden Plants , Living Wall , Rock Garden Plants
Other: Butterfly Attracting Plants , Edimentals , Cut Flower Plants , Drought Tolerant Plants , Dry Shade Plants , Groundcovers , Pollinator Plants , Ornamental Seed or Fruit , Plants from China , Plants from Japan , Plants that Attract Birds , Rabbit Resistant Plants , Patterned Foliage