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Convallaria majalis

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Convallaria majalis Lily Of The Valley,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Palms, Ferns & Tropical Clumping, Upright

An old favourite, Lily of the Valley is a herbaceous perennial that forms a spreading clump of lush green leaves. In late spring, beautifully scented, flower spikes appear bearing white bell shaped flowers. Very popular used as a groundcover in shady areas and woodland settings. Also a popular choice as a cut flower in wedding bouquets. Grows approx 15cm tall and speads to 60cm.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
15-30cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Semi Shade, Shade Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Fragrant Garden, Indoor Plant, Mass Planting, Shady Garden, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free, Snails And Slugs

Cultural Notes: Plant in a sheltered area, needs protection from hot afternoon sun. Can take a couple of years to fully establish, then can spread quite quickly. Tolerates poor soils and dry shade but prefers some moisture. May become dormant in summer. Can be easily divided. CAUTION: All parts of this plant are toxic if eaten.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Asparagaceae Europe

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate