Variegated Solomon’s Seal - Deer Resistant, Spring Bloomer in Shade

Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’

Variegated Solomon’s Seal was the 2013 Perennial Plant of the Year. It is deer resistant and loves shade. It flowers in spring.

It is a shady woodland gem...

Variegated Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’) grows 18 to 24 inches tall and tolerates full-shade.

It is a great companion plant to hostas, brunnera, dicentra, ferns, and astilbes.

 The sweet fragrance of its small, bell-shaped white flowers will enhance your walk along a pathway on a spring morning. And you can use its variegated foliage in spring floral arrangements. And finally, this all-season shade lover offers yellow fall foliage color.

It will spread by rhizomes to form colonies. Increase by dividing clumps every two to three years.

Below are all of the Perennial Plants of the Year since the beginning of the program in 1990. Click on the name for more info on each plant. 


    1. I have collected many of the hostas of the year, but avoid anything that spreads. I think I am finally rid of lily-of-the-valley. Pretty, but badly behaved.


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