Polygonatum odoratum 'Variegatum' has attractive dark green leaves with creamy-white edges that are borne on gently arched stems tinged with maroon. White, elongate bell-shaped flowers dangle in pairs from the leaf axils in late spring. This perennial is grown primarily for its foliage, which extends its season of interest by turning a lovely golden fall color. Polygonatum 'Variegatum' is rhizomatous and the plants will form colonies once established, but they are slow to get started.
Although it closely resembles our native Solomon's Seal, Polygonatum odoratum 'Variegatum' is native to Europe and Asia.
Polygonatum odoratum 'Variegatum' prefers partial to full shade and moist, humus-rich soil. It can tolerate clay soil. Prettiest in humus-rich soil with plenty of moisture, but is drought tolerant once established.