Polygonatum odoratum 'Ruby Slippers'
- One of the more unusual looking plants for the shade garden
- Good, slow spreader
- Tough and easy to grow
An excellent shade performer, Polygonatum odoratum 'Ruby Slippers' has bright red, slightly arching stems and adorable bell-shaped white flowers that hang down from the stem. The leaves are deep green with silvery undersides. After flowering, blue berries appear and last into late fall for extended interest. Solomon's Seal makes a beautiful and interesting backdrop for other woodland plants.
Uses: Asian Gardens, Borders, Containers, Groundcover, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Woodland Gardens
Nature Attraction: Hummingbirds
Notable Features: Fragrant, Cut Flower, Shade Tolerant
Growth Habit: Upright/Spreading
Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full or partial shade, in fertile, moist, well drained soil. Amend with compost before planting. May be slow to establish, but eventually forms a low-maintenance, slowly spreading clump. Cut old stems to the ground in early spring.