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A sweet, subtle woodland beauty.

Polygonatum Prince Charming

Bluish leaves with gray undersides growing less than 2' tall are graced with the cutest, dangling white flowers. A subtle beauty for sure.

A vigorous spreader, yet compact, growing only to 12 inches of height. Developed by Brent Horvath of Intrinsic Perennial Gardens, Hebron, Illinois, and co-introduced with Chicagoland Grows®. One of the most attractive selections of Solomon's seal available. The creamy white, slightly fragrant, I-inch-long flowers are produced in profusion in late spring, followed by green berries that tum purple in autumn. Foliage is a medium green to blue-green in stronger light, with a contrasting gray underside, turning a golden yellow in late autumn. Densely produced stems are uniformly upright to slightly arching. The only more compact Solomon's seal is P. humile, which can be so short as to often get overrun by taller perennials. 'Prince Charming' forms a striking, dense colony in a few years. This graceful and striking perennial can be used in the perennial border, woodland garden, or partially shaded rock garden. Utilize as a slowly spreading groundcover, or as an accent plant. Site where you can appreciate its multiple seasons of interest, from the bloom display in the spring, to its attractive foliage all summer, finishing with its purple fruit and yellow foliage in autumn. Long-lived, pest-free, and truly low maintenance.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Prince Charming solomons seal
  • Botanical Name

    Polygonatum 'Prince Charming' PP22304
  • Origin

    Selected in 2003 from an open-pollinated seedling block derived from unnamed plants of P. biflorum, and initiated in propagation and field trials in 2004. The exact parentage of 'Prince Charming' is unknown; however, it is believed to be a hybrid between P. biflorum and P. based on its characteristics and the presence of P. humile in humile the growing area of the original seed parent. Developed and selected by Intrinsic Perennial Gardens and co-introduced with Chicagoland Grows®.


Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

    Spring
  • Size

    9-12" tall by 18-24" wide
  • Hardiness Zone

    4-7
  • Light

    Part to full shade
  • Soil

    Prefers organic, rich soils, but is adaptable.
  • Moisture

    Prefers moist soils, but is adaptable if given adequate water.
  • Disease & Pests

    Deer and rabbit resistance
  • Landscape Use

    Border, shady foundations, woodland gardens, small spaces
  • Propagation

    Divisions, Root Cuttings

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