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Polygonatum pubescens

downy Solomons seal, hairy Solomon's seal

This species of Polygonatum is shorter and can be planted in front of the garden without the worry of blocking plants in back. Hanging white to green flowers form in early spring and are followed by blue berries in the later season.

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Height: 8-16 in
Spread: 8-14 in
Hardiness Zone: 3-9

Bloom Color: White

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
Ornamental Interest
Summer Fruit
Spring Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Bees
Host Plant
Pollinator Powerhouse Plant
Attracts Songbirds
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance

North American Distribution

downy Solomons seal - Polygonatum pubescens from Native Plant Trust