Convallaria majalis 'Bordeaux' (50) Bare Root Plants
Common Name: Lily of the Valley
An improved version of an old-fashioned favorite. 'Bordeaux' produces pure white, larger bell-shaped flowers on stems that are held above the foliage as opposed to between the leaves. Each stem bears an average of 8-12 bells compared to 6-8 bells on C. majalis. The tulip-like foliage is also reported to be darker green and more rounded.
The flowers of 'Bordeaux' appear in spring and last for several weeks. These blossoms are very fragrant; they are even used in making perfume! Tiny orange berries follow the flowers.
Despite the dainty appearance of the blossoms, Convallaria is actually a tough, vigorous groundcover. Use it to cover slopes and riverbanks or in shady woodland sites, even under trees.
Lily of the Valley grows best in woodland-like 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.
Height: 6.0-8.0 Inches
Spread: 8.0-15.0 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 2,3,4,5,6,7
Flower Color: White Shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun) - Full Shade (< 4 hrs. Direct Sun)
Average to Consistent Water Needs
Average to Fertile Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Mid Spring - Late Spring
Growth Rate: Rapid
Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Easy To Grow, Fragrant Flowers, Ground Cover