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Evergreen Solomon's Seal

Disporopsis pernyi

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Evergreen Solomon's Seal (Disporopsis pernyi) at Squak Mountain Nursery

Evergreen Solomon's Seal foliage

Evergreen Solomon's Seal foliage

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Height:  18 inches

Spread:  18 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6

Description:

A clump forming, evergreen woodland perennial; white bell shaped flowers tipped in pale green are borne along arching stems in late spring to early summer; best grown in rich soil and partial shade

Ornamental Features

Evergreen Solomon's Seal features dainty lightly-scented white bell-shaped flowers with light green tips along the stems from late spring to early summer. Its attractive glossy pointy leaves remain green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Evergreen Solomon's Seal is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with a shapely form and gracefully arching foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cut back to the ground in late winter before active growth resumes. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Evergreen Solomon's Seal is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Evergreen Solomon's Seal will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division.

Evergreen Solomon's Seal is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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