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Perennial Plant of the Year 2013

5 March 2013
Perennial Plant of the Year 2013

If you are looking for an easy-to-grow plant that adds a touch of quiet elegance to a shady spot, the Perennial Plant Association's 2013 Perennial Plant of the Year is for you. Variegated Solomon's seal (Polygonatum odoratum 'Variegatum') makes a lovely addition to a woodland garden or a shaded border.

Growing 18-24 inches tall, its graceful, arching, unbranched stems carry light green, oval leaves accented with creamy white at their tips and edges. In late spring, small, fragrant, green-tipped, white, bell-shaped flowers dangle beneath the foliage. In fall, the leaves add yet more interest as they turn a lovely golden color that sets off the blue-black berries that sometimes form.

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