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Polygonatum verticillatum
Common Name: Whorled Solomon's Seal Family: Convallariaceae (The Lily of the Valley Family)

Polygonatum verticillatum

The narrow, whorled leaves emerge purplish-brown but soon change to deep green and are held on erect rather robust stems. Small, white flowers speckled with purple-red hang from the leaf axils. These are followed by red berries that are set off to perfection in autumn when the leaves turn to gold. Widespread from Europe across Asia to the Himalayas.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
Southwest Asia and Asia Minor
Native Habitat:
Margins of woods, clearings and shady rocky places, usually on acid soils.

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

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