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Convallaria majalis

Lily of the Valley

This plant produces sprays of little white intensely fragrant downward facing bells shaped flowers above thick foliage. Good as a ground cover and in rock gardens.

  • »  Pendulous, bell-shaped, pure white flowers
  • »  Very fragrant; they are even used in making perfume!
  • »  Tiny orange berries follow the flowers

  • Category:Perennial
  • Hardiness Zone:2-7
  • Height:15-20 cm
  • Spread:20-37 cm
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Full Shade
Partial Sun
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Wet Soil/Wetlands
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Convallaria majalis

Lily of the Valley grows best in woodland conditions: fertile, humus-rich, moist soil and partial to full shade. It will, however, grow in full sun in northern regions if the soil remains moist. Be careful when siting this plant--though it may take a while to get started, this plant will spread rapidly, forming a dense, weed-smothering groundcover. Lily of the Valley greatly benefits from an annual application of organic compost each fall.