Lily of the Valley Convallaria Majalis

CHARACTERISTICS
Border planting – Container planting – Cut Flower – Deer Resistant – Drought Tolerant – Edge planting – Rabbit Resistant – Ground Cover – Mass planting – Woodland planting

Lilies of the Valley have clusters of small, white, bell-shaped flowers that hang from a strong reedy stalk. There may be a dozen or more blossoms per plant. Their outstanding feature is their sweet fragrance; their scent has even inspired perfumes. The best way to appreciate the fragrance is to plant Lilies of the Valley along a walkway or in raised containers, which you regularly pass by. Lilies of the Valley are easy to grow under most conditions, though they do best in partial shade. Once they are well rooted they will spread indefinitely by means of the underground rhizomes. They are an excellent ground cover that lasts until frost sets in. Once they are well established, they will form large clumps that need almost no care and live for many years. Caution: Eating this plant can be harmful to your health!

  • Planting Location: Shade/Semi-shade
  • Planting: February-May after Frost
  • Planting Depth: 1 inch (2,5 cm)
  • Planting Distance: 6 inch (15 cm)
  • Flowers In: May-June
  • Flowering Height: Approx. 8 inch (20 cm)

Easy to Grow:

1. Select an area with shade or semi-shade
2. Dig a hole 1 inch (2,5 cm) deep
3. Place the perennial in the hole, with pointed side up
4. Space perennials 6 inches (15 cm) apart
5. Cover with soil and water thoroughly

Planting Tips:

Plant in groups of 2 or more, in well-drained soil. Perennial will benefit from a handful of compost added to the planting holes. Caution: Eating this plant can be harmful to your health! Until planting it's best to store product between 35 F and 60 F degrees.

Search code: TG923


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