Variegated fragrant Solomon's seal Polygonatum odoratum 'Variegatum' Photo/Illustration: Kate Geruntho Frank Photo/Illustration: Kate Geruntho Frank Photo/Illustration: Todd Meier 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Variegated fragrant Solomon's seal (Polygonatum odoratum 'Variegatum') pol-ig-on-AY-tum oh-dor-AY-tum Genus: Polygonatum Gracefully arching 2 to 3-foot tall burgundy stems support narrow leaves streaked in pure white. From late spring to early summer, this species bears white flowers that mature into spherical black fruit in autumn, when the foliage turns a golden yellow. Variegated Solomon's seal is a fine choice for a shady bed. - Matt Griswold, Regional Picks: Northeast, Fine Gardening issue #27 Noteworthy Characteristics: These rhizomatous perennials are well suited to woodlands, naturalized areas, shady borders, and rock gardens. All parts of the plant may cause irritation if ingested. Care: Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full to partial shade. Propagation: Sow seed in autumn in a cold frame; divide plants in autumn or spring. Problems: Slugs, sawfly larvae. Overview Height 1 ft. to 3 ft. Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft. Growth Habit Spreads Growth Pace Moderate Grower Light Part Shade to Full Shade Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Low Characteristics Fragrant Flowers, Showy Flowers, Showy Fruit Bloom Time Early Summer, Late Spring, Spring, Summer Flower Color White Flower Foliage Color Variegated Foliage Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Naturalizing Style Herb Garden, Shade, Woodland Garden, Rock Garden Seasonal Interest Fall Interest Type Perennials Related Plants to Polygonatum odoratum 'Variegatum' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Fragrant Solomon’s seal Polygonatum odoratum 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Small Solomon's seal Polygonatum biflorum 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Daylily Hemerocallis 'Mini Pearl' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Sweet William Dianthus barbatus View the discussion thread.