spring or fall
1' to 6'
rich, moist, well-drained soil with am acidic to neutral pH
late summer to early fall
greenish-white, bell-shaped flowers; produces blue berries
green, tints to yellow in fall
seeds and division of rhizomes
beds, borders, groundcovers, banks by streams and shade gardens
Plant rhizomes in spring or fall 1 to 2 inches deep and spaced 1 to 2 inches apart. Plants produce blue berries and can also be sown from ripened seed in the fall (separate seed from pulp), but expect to wait between two and four years for them to flower. Divide plants in the spring, or let them spread and reseed themselves.
Solomon's seal is native to North America and well-suited to growing in the coniferous forests of the Northeastern and Southeastern United States as well as deciduous woodland and prairie environments. Plants tend to be deer resistant.