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

Smilacina fusca

From creeping rhizomes rise arching stems of alternating long elliptic leaves, terminating in a panicle of purple and greenish 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.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourPurple 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSpring - Summer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureShade Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem ColourRed 
Hardiness Zone4-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Trillium luteum
Lilium nepalense

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