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And The Winner Is

Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’

or better know as Variegated Solomon's Seal

The Perennial Plant of the Year Award is voted on by members of the Perennial Plant Association (PPA). PPA is an international organization, comprised of growers, retailers, designers, educators, and others who work in the field of perennial plants. The award is given on a basis of  low maintenance, ease of propagation, multiple seasonal interest and a range of  growing climates.

This year's winner Variegated Solomon's Seal grows 18 to 24 inches tall with oval shaped variegated leaves carried on upright, arching  unbranched stems. The variegated leaves, light green & white turn an attractive yellow in the autumn. Late spring finds them flush with small, sweetly fragrant bell-shaped white flowers reminiscent of Lily's of the Valley. Come autumn they will produce a small decorative black fruit.

Variegated Solomon’s Seal is a classic beauty preferring the moist shade of a woodland garden. It is a great companion plant to other shade lovers, working well mass planted or tucked in amongst the hostas and other shade loving plants you may already have.


  1. Don't stop doing this, your post is just beautiful & filled with love. I so admire you.

  2. I'm so excited to work with you on selecting plant material!!

    1. Thanks Maria, looking forward to seeing the project move ahead now.