Solomon's Plume (Maianthemum racemosum)

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Maianthemum racemosum
A medium sized plant for shade gardens with showy tufts of creamy white flowers that are followed by ruby red berries in summer.  The attractive foliage stair-steps up the stem and remains green throughout the summer. Mature plants can spread by short rhizomes and form small colonies.  Also known as "false Solomon's seal" and Smilacina.  This plant grows best in fertile loamy soil with abundant organic material.

Uses:  Edible shoots, aesthetic contrast, bees, birds
Bloom time:  May to June

Height:  16 to 30 inches
Space:  12 to 18 inches

Sun:  Medium sun to shade
Moisture:  Average to moist

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