Solomon's Seal

Polygonatum odoratum var. pluriflorum 'Variegatum' Asparagaceae

Other names

Variegated Solomon'S Seal, Japanese Solomon'S Seal

Growth habit



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.

USDA Hardiness Zone


Special characteristics

fragrance, foliage characteristics, growth habit