A woodland herbaceous perennial with nodding, greenish-white, bell-shaped flowers hanging in pairs from gracefully arching stems. Flowers have a sweet, lily-like fragrance. Flowers are followed by blue-black berries. ‘Variegatum’ has showy light green leaves edged with white. New stems are tinged with maroon red.
Prefers rich, loose, moist, humusy soils. Slowly spreads by rhizomes to form colonies in the optimum conditions.
Height: 2-3 ft.
Spread: 0.75-1 ft.
Bloom time: April to May
Sun: part shade to full shade
Water: medium to wet
Naturalize, Rain Garden
Typically deer and rabbit resistant
photo credits: foliage – Susan Strine; flowers – KENPEI