Lily of the Valley - PlantConvallaria majalis
Perfect for naturalising!
The Lily of the Valley (Convallaria Majalis) is one of the most beautiful and well known plants for naturalizing under trees and shrubs, where they eventually form a dense carpet of fresh green leaves and small white flowers. The dainty bell-shaped flowers fill the garden with a glorious fragrance in May. These flowers are also used in the perfume industry. Also ideal for pots on the patio.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreThe Lily of the Valley grows well in the ground. Prepare a suitable hole in good loose soil and plant the root ball of Lily of the Valley at the right depth. The top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. The Lily of the Valley grows well in partial sunlight and shade.
Lily of the Valley makes an excellent combination plantThis strong plant rapidly forms a carpet of fresh green leaves. Use the Lily of the Valley as a ground cover among other shrubs such as the lilac and camellia. You can also make a striking combination with Dicentra Spectabilis and Melissophyllum Mellitus 'Royal Velvet Distinction'.
Show moreThe Lily of the Valley is a strong ground cover that requires minimal maintenance. Provide it with extra water only during very dry periods. The plant spreads itself out and covers the ground very well. If your Lily of the Valley takes up too much space, you can easily cut a piece off with a sharp spade.
Show moreThis plant is particularly admired for its lovely white flowers. These flowers form in clusters and spread a strong fragrance around the garden. Plant Lily of the Valley in your garden and you'll be picking plenty of them for the flower vase in your home! It is best to pick them in the morning and put them directly into water.
- Extra information
Latin name Convallaria majalis Delivery type Supplied as bare-rooted plant Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color White Light preference partial sun , full shade Scented deliciously scented Flowers for cutting yes Flowering period May - June Growing height 20 - 25 cm Planting distance 20 - 30 cm