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Smilacina racemosa, commonly known as false Solomon's seal, is an elegant woodland perennial prized for its arching stems of creamy white flowers in spring. This shade-loving plant is perfect for adding beauty to woodland gardens, shaded borders, or naturalized areas. It thrives in partial to full shade and moist, well-drained soil, providing a delicate and enchanting display in shaded landscapes. Smilacina is also valued for its attractive foliage, which turns golden in fall.

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Smilacina racemosa

Common Name: False Solomon's seal

Type: Perennial

Family: Asparagaceae

Native Range: North America

Zone: 3 to 9

Height: 2 to 4 feet

Spread: 1 to 2 feet

Bloom Time: Spring

Bloom Description: Creamy white

Sun: Partial to full shade

Water: Medium to high

Maintenance: Low to medium

Suggested Use: Woodland gardens, shaded borders, naturalized areas

Attracts: Bees, butterflies

Tolerate: Deer, rabbit, dry soil

False Soloman's Seal (Smilacina Racemosa)

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False Solomon's Seal is primarily grown for its highly ornamental fruit. It features an abundance of magnificent red berries from late summer to early fall. It has masses of beautiful panicles of creamy white flowers at the ends of the stems from mid to late summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its oval leaves remain forest green in color throughout the season.

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