Plant Number: 1.160.050  
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Lily-of-the-Valley
Convallaria majalis

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One of the most common of old-fashioned perennials, and a favourite for growing as a groundcover in shady areas. Plants form a spreading clump of large green leaves, bearing short spikes of fragrant white bells in late spring. Takes a year or two to establish, then spreads quickly. May go dormant in summer. Tolerant of poor soils, even dry shade, but prefers a rich, moist soil. Protect from afternoon sun. Easy and adaptable, this will even grow well in tubs or mixed containers. CAUTION: Toxic if eaten. CAUTION: Do not discard unwanted plants in any natural areas, as they will establish themselves and become invasive.


Zone 1 to Zone 9

Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
  Full Shade

Soil Type
  Normal
  Sandy
  Clay

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Average
  Dry
  Moist

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  None

Rate of Spread
  Medium
Flower Colour
  White

Blooming Time
  Late Spring
  Mid Spring

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Lawn Substitute
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Fragrant
  Ground Cover
  Massed
  Poisonous/Toxic
  Woodland

Flower Head Size
  Medium

Height
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches

Spread
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches



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