Variegated Solomon'S Seal, Japanese Solomon'S Seal
Long-lived polycarpic perennial
Comstock Knoll and Rhododendron Collection, Robison Herb Garden, Treman Woodland Walk
Source of plant
Wayside Gardens, Shady Oaks Nursery
Dark green leaves edges with yellow on graceful arching stalks; white flowers in May followed by blue-black berries. 24-30" tall (Shady Oaks). The rare, true variegated form. Young stems are striking red; leaves are 6" long with pronounced yellow edges, turning buttery yellow in fall. Fragrant white flowers in early spring followed by blue-black berries (Wayside). G.S. Thomas lists only two variegated polygonatums: P. falcatum `Variegatum' with pointed leaves and reddish stems, leaves narrowly edged with white, to 3' tall; and P.xhybridum `Variegatum' with foliage striped with creamy white; more heavily variegated than P. falcatum `Variegatum' but not as desireable a garden plant, to 3' tall.
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fragrance, foliage characteristics, growth habit