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Polygonatum biflorum

King Solomon's seal (Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum, Polygonatum commutatum)

Smooth Solomon's Seal is an excellent, practically indestructible plant for just about any shady spot. Regardless of soil and sun characteristics, this rhizomatous species will never let you down, putting forth long, smooth, glossy leaves along its arching stem, with bell-shaped flowers dangling beneath, followed by charismatic red berries.

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Height: 12-42 in
Spread: 16-24 in
Hardiness Zone: 3-9

Bloom Color: White

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
Ornamental Interest
Summer Fruit
Spring Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Host Plant
Attracts Bees
Attracts Songbirds
Pollinator Powerhouse Plant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance

North American Distribution