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Convallaria majalis ‘Lily of the Valley’

‘Lily of the Valley’ is a well-loved traditional favorite. It is a fragrant ground cover with lovely white, bell-shaped flowers hanging from arched stems. They are best planted in a group and once established will spread rapidly. Perfect choice for planting beneath those large shade trees where the grass is difficult to grow. The leaves are up to 9″ long, 4″ across, and more or less erect; they are dark green, oval-ovate, and smooth along the margins. The blooming period occurs from late spring to early summer and lasts about 3 weeks. A slow but aggressive spreader, ‘Lily of the Valley’ will tolerate dry conditions but after blooming, the foliage will die back. Constant moisture will keep the plants green throughout the growing season. They prefer shade and will grow in most soil types.

This woodland plant is native throughout the cool temperate Northern Hemisphere in Asia and Europe and a limited native population in Eastern USA. These plants spread freely and remain lush through frost. They are extremely easy to grow and love to grow in an area of partial shade. The genus contains a single species, C. majalis, which is among the most useful ground covers for shade.

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Plant Details +

Botanical Convallaria majalis
Common Name Lily of the Valley
Family Liliaceae
Size #1 pip
Height 4-6"
Spacing 18"
Hardiness Zones 4-9
Exposure Shade or well-filtered sunlight
Foliage Green
Flower White
Bloomtime May - June

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. The preference is dappled sunlight to medium shade, moist to moderate amount of moisture, and a rich loamy soil. Once it becomes established, this plant is long-lived and spreads slowly via its rhizomes. Transplanting is easy - dig the roots up at any time and cover with a couple inches of soil - keep moist until established then spend the rest of your time trying to beat it back. Once established it is hard to get rid of. The smallest piece of root will start the cycle all over.

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems. It is Deer Resistant.