Solomon's seal in flower

Understated But Sweet

Author: Amanda Carrigan

Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum biflorum) is in flower right now in the maple bed and the left corner of the rear bed of the Alcove garden. The tall arching stems are a nice accent in a shady space, and are very easy to grow. The flowers are understated, small cream to green bells hanging under the arch. A little unexpectedly in such a quietly coloured plant, the flowers have a sweet scent that you will notice if you are nearby.

Solomon's seal in flower

Pairs of bell-shaped flowers dangle under the stems of Solomon’s seal in late May.

Photo: Amanda Carrigan