Solomon’s Seal, Scented (Polygonatum odoratum), packet of 10 seeds
Family: Lily (Liliaceae)
Hardy to Zones 4 to 8
Herbaceous perennial forest dweller native to Europe, Russia and China. Pendant flowers, white with green tips, occur all along the gently arching stem which rises to 3 feet tall. Traditional use (TWM): a demulcent herb used as a poultice for treating joint pain. Plant prefers moist to mesic, loamy or clay soils in the sun-dappled shade. Sow in fall. Multi-cycle germinator is best sown in the shadehouse or given 12 months cold, moist refrigerations (seeds mixed in moist sand in a plastic bag), then planted once the seeds produce rootlets. Space plants 1 foot apart.
10 seeds per packet