Polygonatum humile 'Shiro Shima Fu'

Dwarf Solomon's Seal

Plant Type:

SHADE PERENNIALS

Polygonatum humile 'Shiro Shima Fu' - ​3 available. This choice form of the laudable Dwarf Solomon's Seal sports fine white stripes and stippling on all egg-shaped leaves. Large white bell flowers flare at the open ends with green-tinged tips. These occur singly or in pairs dangling from leaf axils in early to mid spring. Only growing three inches tall 'Shiro Shima' will spread into a sizable throw rug with modest alacrity. Decorate the floor of your garden with this charmer! Polygonatum humile is so worthy we wonder why the Dwarf Solomon's Seal appears to draw little notice... folks, small doesn't preclude might. Do note, however, that after growing this for a few years it can send up reversions. Occurring naturally in China, Japan and Korea 'Shiro Shima' was selected in Japan where variegated plants are held in high esteem. Plant in fertile ground in dappled shade to morning sun. Established potted Dwarf Solomon's Seal from rhizome division.


Height:

3 in

Spread:

12 in

Colors:

White

Characteristics and Attributes for Polygonatum humile 'Shiro Shima Fu'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Light

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade
  • Dappled Shade

Attributes

  • Rock Garden
  • Cottage Garden
  • Border
  • Edging
  • Woodland
  • Natural Garden
  • Bank

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast

Soil

  • Fertile
  • Organic
  • Draining
  • Moist

Origins

  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Division