A picture of a Whorled Solomon's-Seal

Whorled Solomon's-Seal

Polygonatum verticillatum

Also known as

Solomon's seal

Polygonatum verticillatum plant by MurielBendel (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size









  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A Polygonatum verticillatum plant with green foliage and white flowers
A green Polygonatum verticillatum plant next to some rocks
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A green Polygonatum verticillatum plant with white flowers
A green Polygonatum verticillatum plant

Whorled Solomon's-Seal Overview

Polygonatum verticillatum is a herbaceous perennial plant commonly known as Whorled Solomon's-Seal, it first appears in early spring, producing columns of upright stems up to a metre tall, with whorls of narrow and pointed leaves along their length. In spring, clusters of dangling, green-tipped, cream-white, bell-shaped flowers that persist throughout spring and into the summer. Leading onto red berries. This plant is well suited to woodland conditions and thrives in a cool shady environment, perfect for brightening up a darker corner of your garden. This plant holds interest even after the flowers have gone with their interesting arching architecture and glossy green foliage. This plant is one of three native species to the UK, with the others being P. multiflorum and P. odoratum.

Common problems with Whorled Solomon's-Seal

How to propagate Whorled Solomon's-Seal


Propagate from seeds.


Division of the rhizomes in spring or autumn.


Special features of Whorled Solomon's-Seal

Attractive leaves

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Whorled Solomon's-Seal

Foliage and flowers, good for borders.