Common Name: lily of the valley, European lily of the valley.
Zones 3 to 8.
PM Shade to Full Shade.
Plants reach 6 to 8 inches tall and 8 to 12 inches wide;
Low-growing clumps of foliage spread to form an attractive ground cover.
Growth rate: rapid, herbaceous rhizomatous perennial ground cover.
Lily of the valley has very dainty white, bell-shaped flowers which are very sweet smelling and bloom in early to mid spring. A long-lived perennial, Convallaria majallis spreads rapidly to create dense foliage clumps. If thick patches are flowering poorly, divide rhizomes to reduce overcrowding.
Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil; but grows best in fertile soil. May enter dormancy in late summer or early fall, sometimes before the first frost. Requiring little maintenance, if Lily of the valley foliage yellows or dries out after flowering, remove leaves and mulch well for a fresh crop next spring.
Attributes: Cut flowers, Mass planting in lightly shaded woodland areas can be left alone to naturalize. Attracts butterflies. Deer resistant.
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