Disporum cantoniense ‘Night Heron’
Night Heron Solomon Seal. This selection of this species was made by Dan Hinckley of Horonswood Nursery fame because of its burgundy new growth which emerges in the spring. I think the further north that one goes, the deeper will be the color. In our heat, it quickly turns to a purplish-green, then to a glossy green. It is incredibly imposing in the shade garden as it will reach 3-5' in height. It has large greenish-white bell-like flowers in April and May on its much branched canes which in milder climates might remain evergreen. This is an indispensable plant for the shade garden.