Convallaria majalis, Lily of the Valley.
Lily of the Valley
This perennial flower has small white blooms that are bell-shaped and have a sweet scent. This flower spreads itself from Rhizomes. This plant does best in partly shaded gardens. The Lily of the Valley is very popular for planting in gardens.
This flower has small white flowers that are bell-shaped. It is an herbaceous perennial plant. This means that it has a non-woody stem and that it will regrow and produce flowers year after year. It produces flowers during the springtime. This white perennial flower provides a healthy and pleasant scent which the plant is famous. After the flower blossoms, green berries may appear that will turn red or orange when ripe. They grow best in zones 3-9.
Lily of the valley has green, shiny and pointy leaves that can reach a height of 6-9 inches in length.
The plant can be up 8 inches wide. It reproduces through the seeds found in its berries as well as by rhizomes and stolons. This plant should be planted in full or part shade and in the rich, moist and well-draining soil for best results. It does not require watering, but it is suggested you water them during an extended period of dry weather. When planted in warmer and more southern locations, the plant will need more shade. The plant is resistant to grazing animals such as deer and rabbits. It is an excellent addition to woodland and rock gardens.
Lily of the Valley flowers looks great when planted with other perennials such as the Yellow Trillium, Bloodroot and the May Apple.
Shade-loving plants like moist, yet well-drained soils. Some plants can tolerate more acid soils than others. If in doubt about the type of soil, local Agriculture agents can do testing for you at little to no cost.
The Lily of the Valley is shipped bare root.