Lily of the Valley


Lily of the Valley Overview

Description 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.
Genus Name Convallaria majus
Common Name Lily of the Valley
Plant Type Bulb, Perennial
Light Part Sun, Shade
Height 6 to 12 inches
Width 6 to 12 inches
Flower Color Pink, White
Season Features Spring Bloom
Special Features Cut Flowers, Fragrance, Good for Containers, Low Maintenance
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Propagation Division
Problem Solvers Deer Resistant, Groundcover, Slope/Erosion Control

Garden Plans For Lily of the Valley

Shared Garden

Plant Lily-of-the-valley with

Garden Groundcovers

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