Lily-of-the-valley

Convallaria majalis

Lily-of-the-valley - Convallaria majalis

Common Name: Lily-of-the-valley
Genus: Convallaria
Species: majalis

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.25 m (25 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: March

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Ever popular lily-of-the-valley is an excellent groundcover plant for moist humus-rich areas of the garden quickly spreading to form a fragrant carpet of pure white bell-shaped flowers and long dark green leaves. The plant flourishes in sun or partial shade and the diminutive bell-like flowers are traditionally an important part of spring wedding bouquets. The seeds may cause a mild stomach upset if ingested.

  • Garden care: Divide and replant congested colonies in September applying a generous mulch of composted leaf mould around the base of the plant.


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