How can such a tiny flower give off such a tremendous scent? Tiny lily-of-the-valley sends up its lovely little sprays of bell-like white or pale pink flowers each spring. Allow it to spread a little (which it does, so much that it can be a problem) and it will perfume the whole area with its distinctive scent. It also makes adorable, tiny bouquets. It makes a good groundcover in small areas.
Lily-of-the-valley prefers shade and moist soil. In sunny or dry conditions, its leaves will brown. It can easily become invasive, so it's smart to put it in an area where it will be difficult to spread too far, such as a blocked in by a driveway or sidewalk.
- Part Sun,Shade
- Plant Type:
- Plant Height:
- 6-12 inches tall
- Plant Width:
- 6-12 inches wide
- Landscape Uses:
- Containers,Beds & Borders,Slopes,Groundcover
- Special Features:
- Flowers,Attractive Foliage,Fragrant,Cut Flowers,Deer Resistant,Easy to Grow
Perennial geranium partners well with lily-of-the-valley in semishady areas. Its blue, lavender, or magenta blooms sparkle with white or pink flowered forms of lily-of-the-valley.Leadwort
Leadwort shines in late summer and fall with its blue flowers and orange-red fall color. By that time of year, lily-of-the-valley may look tired and bedraggled unless it has received plenty of moisture.Hosta
Variegated hostas look especially good with lily-of-the-valley in dark shady gardens. Both lighten up the gloom with touches of white or cream.
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