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Solomon’s Seal ‘Variegatum’ | Plant Profile

Solomon’s Seal ‘Variegatum’ (Polygonatum odoratum var. pluriflorum) are fragrant, spreading, shade perennials that are cultivated for their attractive foliage. While the foliage is the main ornamental feature of this perennial, small, fragrant, white flowers droop below the leaves. Spent flowers give way to small berries. In summer, elliptical light green leaves have white edging. The leave turn an attractive yellow in fall.

‘Variegatum’ prefers fertile, medium to wet moisture, well drained soils in part shade to full shade.

‘Variegatum’ are attractive perennials for shady borders or woodland cover. Allow to naturalize on forest floors for a tidy look. Cut foliage compliment fresh flower arrangements well.


Solomon's Seal 'Variegatum' Characteristics

While 'Variegatum' are shady perennials, sun dappled shade is preferable for the most attractive foliage and blooms. High heat can be detrimental to the health of 'Variegatum'. Runners and spreading roots propagate these plants.

Few disease or insects threaten the health of 'Variegatum'. If ingested, these perennials can cause illness in humans, so they may not be suitable for gardens with children as the berries can be deceiving. Snails and slugs may munch on the leaves. Leaf spot and rust rarely occur.

USDA Climate Zone
Zones 3 - 8


2.00 - 3.00'
0.75 - 1.00'
Bloom Time
April - May
Medium - Wet
Part Shade - Full Shade
Deer Resistant?