Solomon's seal information

anita55(zone 6 NY)July 22, 2007

Good morning everyone. I was out in the woods this morning checking on the native plants that I bought from the Master Gardner sale earlier this year. The Solomon's Seal looks beautiful. Will it spread or do I need to add more to make a stand of them?

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anitamo(5)

I have a ton of them, but they were all here when I moved in seven years ago. Every year, I find more and more seedlings. They do take a couple years, I suspect, before reaching flowering size. If you have a lot of patience, wait and they will spread. But if you want more now! then plant more.

I love this plant.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2007 at 2:43PM
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joepyeweed(5b IL)

It will spread, but on its own, very slowly. The berries are highly favored by critters, so its not a prolific re-seeder.

Sometimes I help mine along, by picking the berries, pressing them into the soil, and covering with leaf litter. It gives the seeds a bit of protection from the rabbits. Though I think the chipmunks and squirrels may still be able to find, they just are less likely...

    Bookmark   July 22, 2007 at 2:43PM
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anita55(zone 6 NY)

thank you!

    Bookmark   July 22, 2007 at 3:10PM
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ahughes798(z5 IL)

Goodness, if Soloman's Seal is happy..it will spread like crazy...not necessarily by seed, but by rhizome. I'm over-run with it, LOL!

    Bookmark   August 1, 2007 at 7:30PM
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lily603(6)

my solomon's deal is dead! it bloomed and looked lovely (as it has for many years) and quite suddenly turned yellow and died. help please

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 8:30AM
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esh_ga

Do you have voles - plant eating critters that tunnel underground? You might want to dig down and take a look at the roots.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2011 at 8:02AM
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