I would like to have a really hairy Solomon’s Seal to offer but this one took its common name after the fine hairs you’ll find on the underside leaf veins.
It grows about 30-60 cm tall with arching stems bearing pairs of greenish-yellow flowers and then dark blue berries in the fall.
Everyone knows what to do with a Solomon’s Seal in the garden! If you never had one, just find a partly shaded spot and otherwise it is a care-free plant.
Germination: best sown in the fall; it needs alternating cycles of cold-warm and moist for germination. It will first form a rhizome/roots and in the second year it will send up the first leaf. A ‘patience’ species when it comes to germination, just like Trillium, Maianthemum and a few others. But gardeners are patient people by definition. Seeds kept in moist vermiculite since collecting, warm then cold and allowed to warm up in the spring, will start germination (rhizomes/roots) at the beginning of May.