Shipping Nov – Dec

Solomon’s Seal, Giant (Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum), Live Root, organic

Family:  Lily (Liliaceae)

Hardy to Zones 3 to 9

(Great Solomon’s Seal, Greater Solomon’s Seal) Herbaceous perennial forest dweller native to the Eastern States and Canada, distinguished from look-alikes by its large size and flowers drooping in pairs from the leaf axils that occur below the sweeping arm of the plant. Traditional usage:  TWM, joint pain/arthritis. True Solomon’s Seal grows at the ground surface and prefers shade garden or open woodlands, especially in association with rock outcroppings. Root restriction is relished.  Rake away mulch from planting site, situate roots horizontally with bud angled up about 1 inch below soil surface.  Cover back up with mulch.  Space 1 foot apart.
Live root (rhizome), Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Question

    Donna

    I would love to order Solomon’s Seal live root. However, it’s December here in Massachusetts. How would I store until Spring planting?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Donna, My general advice on this is to plant to a gallon pot, mulch heavily and leave outdoors in a protected place. we will shut down shipping on this tomorrow, its cold here, too! richo

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    • Somer Wilkinson

      Hi Richo. Wondering when this live root will be available again. Thanks!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Somer, Live roots start shipping in September and end shipping in December. Normally we sell “live root” species as potted plants from April through August, but Solomon’s Seal stems are so fragile that they tend to break in transit, so we don’t sell them that way, richo

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      earthrichherbs

      Hi Richo, Thank you for making all of these plants available. I ordered some of the solomon’s seal live roots year before last and surprisingly i didnt see any of them make shoots or plants last year. I planted some in the garden and kept some in the greenhouse in pots to see what they would do up close. Do you think I might get surprised by them this year? Do they sometimes take a while to come out?

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Earthrich, thanks for writing. Yes, they are in there, alive. First year they sleep, second year they creep, third they leap. It is. . . the nature of the beast. richo

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