How to Grow Solomon's Seal | Guide to Growing Solomon's Seal

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How to Grow Solomon's Seal | Guide to Growing Solomon's Seal  



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Solomon's Seal has been utilized in both New and Old World herbalism for centuries, and has been said to have efficacy in treating a wide range of conditions, including indigestion, constipation, broken bones, external scrapes and bruises, inflammation, and general debility. 16th century herbalist John Gerard attributes the name of this botanical to its reputation for quickly 'sealing' external wounds and even broken bones.


Perennial (zones 4-10)

1 month or longer

2 years

light, moist, slightly acidic

Partial shade to shade


8 - 20" apart

2 years or more

Growing Guide
Solomon's Seal can grow to a height of 5' or more and the small green flowers will continue to bloom from June through the summer months.


Solomon's Seal prefers light, slightly acidic soil and will grow better under partially shady conditions.

Solomon's Seal can be difficult to germinate, and may take one month or longer to germinate. To enhance germination rates, a three week period of cold, moist stratification is recommended. Seeds can be sown 1/4" deep in covered flats or shallow containers, moistened placed into the refrigerator. If such space is not available, mix seeds with a small amount of moistened vermiculite and placed into the refrigerator. Check often to ensure that mixture remains moist but is not soggy.


After removing from refrigerator, select a warm, indoor location for your container while awaiting germination. Be patient, it may take considerable time for seeds to come up-perhaps as long as several months.


Once seeds have started to come up, gradually increase exposure to sunlight. Harden plants to prepare for outdoor transplanting by placing containers outside during spring or early summer afternoons.


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Harvesting Guide
The roots can be harvested after the first frost of the fall of the second year, or subsequent years, using garden fork or spade.


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