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.