Solomon’s Seal – An Elegant Shade Perennial

 

Solomon’s Seal is one of my favourite perennials. It is an elegant perennial that is native to North America. The slender, arching stems have alternating green lance-shaped leaves. In late spring, the delicate, white bell-like flowers hang underneath these gracefully arching stems. The small flowers drop off naturally and the foliage remains attractive all season. So the plant is virtually maintenance free, which makes it my kind of perennial. In the fall, the foliage turns a golden yellow. Mine are in the backyard with many other shade garden plants, like Bleeding Heart, Astilbe, and many ferns and hostas.

 

These pictures were taken during a break in the rain. So they are coated in lovely raindrops. I shot wide open trying to isolate the some of the flowers under the stem and blur the rest of the busy background.

 

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