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Water Wise Plants

Maianthemum stellatum

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Common Name
False Solomon Seal
Plant Type
Mature Size
1 - 2 ft. (0.3 - 0.6 m) wide x 2.5 ft.(0.8 m) tall
Water Requirements
Low: water every three weeks until the root ball is wet
Sun/Shade Requirements
  • Deer resistant
Flower Color
White, Red
Maintenance- Design- Planting Tips

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Maianthemum stellatum (False Solomon's Seal) is a species of flowering plant in the family Ruscaceae, native across North America generally from Alaska to California. In California it is found primarily in the Coast Ranges and Sierras. An everchanging seasonal plant with little white buds in the spring, followed by delicate starry flowers, then stripy berries and deep red berries in the fall. It is a woodland herbaceous perennial plant, smaller than its close relative M. racemosum. This is a plant for full shade.

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