Variegated fragrant Solomon's seal Polygonatum odoratum 'Variegatum' Photo/Illustration: Kate Geruntho Frank 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 Foliage Color Variegated Foliage Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers Style Herb Garden, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden Seasonal Interest Fall Interest Type Perennials Polygonatum odoratum 'Variegatum'View the discussion thread.