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Solomon's seal information

Posted by anita55 zone 6 NY (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 22, 07 at 12:11

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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RE: Solomon's seal information

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...


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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.


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thank you!


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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!


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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


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


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