This section is from the book "Commercial Gardening Vol2", by John Weathers (the Editor). Also available from Amazon: Commercial Gardening, A Practical & Scientific Treatise For Market Gardeners.
From a commercial point of view Solomon's Seal must be regarded as among the lesser lights, yet possessing a value of its own in the early forcing department and because of its inimitable and graceful habit of growth. The plant produces fleshy underground shoots or rhizomes, which in October may be lifted, the larger ones being selected for sale and for forcing. The plant grows freely in the rich moist soils of the garden and in shade, and, given these conditions, asks for nothing more. Producing a mat of rhizomes below ground, a large number of its roots may be planted on a small space, and when of forcing size find a ready sale.
In some market gardens Solomon's Seal is planted between the standard or half-standard fruit trees, and flourishes exceedingly well, throwing up leaf stalks 3 ft. long, and having from twelve to eighteen clusters of drooping white blossoms. In May plants grown in this way are valuable for cutting, and find a fairly ready sale. [e. h. j].