2019 Perennial plant of the year

Every year out friends at the CHS choose a perennial plant of the year. We know many of you are looking for great plants for your Calgary garden, so we are always happy to share this with you and we make sure we have plenty on hand. If you are looking for the CHS Perennial Plant of the year, just pop into the greenhouse and you’ll be able to spot them in the perennials area. As always if you need a hand just ask our qualified greenhouse staff!


Giant Solomon's Seal:


2019 Perennial of the Year - Great Solomon's Seal

The delicate white flowers of the Great Solomon's Seal bloom from late May to early June in Calgary, creating a spectacular show in any shade garden. Blue-black berries appear in the fall and the plant turns golden yellow in October.  Clumps of this tall variety accent ferns and hostas, and are excellant for cutting.  Great Solomon's Seal is also deer and rabbit resistant yet is attractive to butterflies.  Plants spread by rhizomes to form care-free colonies when in ideal growing conditions.  When clumps are large enough, dividing may be done in early fall before the cold weather sets in.  You won't regret planting this show stopper!


Family: Asparagaceae

Height: 90-150 cm

Spread: 60-90 cm

Exposure: Part shade to full shade

Zone: 3-7




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