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Nice variegated plant for a shade garden

The fragrant Solomon's seal has very attractive green leaves with a cream-colored margin. These leaves alternate up each stem, which has a graceful, arching habit and grows to 2' tall. Many folks miss the flowers: you must get down on bended knee to see the tubular white flowers, which dangle in clusters of two to five from the base of each leaf. Solomon's seal contrasts nicely with other plants in a shade garden. 

Polygonatum odoratum
Fragrant Solomon's seal
Family: Lily (Liliaceae)
Type: Perennial

Mature Size:
1-2 feet

Shape:
upright
  Flower Color:
white
  Bloom Season:
May-June
Exposure:
full sun to partial shade
  Soil Moisture:
moist
  Zones:
3-8
  Landscape Use:
bedding or border
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