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Smilacina oleracea
Common Name: False Solomon's Seal Family: Liliaceae (The Lily Family)

Smilacina oleracea
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Notes:
From robust creeping rhizomes rise strong dark red arching stems of alternating long elliptic leaves, terminating in a panicle of white flowers in May to June, followed by fleshy red fruits which turn purple with age. Requires partial shade and moist well-drained soil. An outstanding and dramatic large perennial species. Also available: S. fusca and S. pallida.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Indian Subcontinent

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureShade Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem ColourRed 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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