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Plant Hardiness Zones:
Plant Hardiness Zone(s):
1-3 ft. H X 1.5-2 ft. W
Inflorescence is a feathery masses of many small white flowers with 3 petals, 3 petal-like sepals and 6 stamens in a panicle cluster at the end of the stem.
Bloom Time Notes:
Alternate; leathery; raised veins above and fine hairs below on arching stems that lean toward the light.
Very attractive cluster of ruby-red berries in fall.
Fruit is consumed by wildlife.
Sun or Shade:
Solomon's Plume (Maianthemum racemosum) grows in partial shade to shade; rich, slightly acid, humus-rich soil; to give it a good start, incorporate plenty of humus into ordinary loam; plants spread from thick rhizomes. Happily adapts to appropriate garden conditions.
Blooms later than most woodland flowers; fragrant; good nectar source for bumblebees.
Other Common Names: False Solomon's seal, zig-zag Solomon's seal, feathery false lily of the valley
Other Scientific Names: Smilacina racemosa