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Smilacina racemosa

False Solomon's Seal

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Item #: 1030

Zones: 3a to 9b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Shade

Origin: United States

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


Smilacina racemosa is a native perennial that forms a mat of thick rhizomes just below the surface, giving rise in spring to upright 2' tall, arching stalks clothed with thumb-sized green leaves. In late spring, the upright, arching stalks of Smilacina racemosa each terminate with a gorgeous spike of white flowers, eventually changing into a cluster of green berries that mature to red as fall approaches. False Solomon's seal is striking in the woodland garden when used en masse or as a background for ferns and hostas. Our native false Solomon's seal was named by the UK's Royal Horticultural Society as one of the top 200 plants of the last 200 years...not bad for a plant from the new world!