Heavenly fragrant and dreamy white bells, the Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis) is a fragrant white spreading plant that sends up graceful arches of dainty bell-shaped flowers in spring! Each arching stem is weighed down by the profuse blooms it carries. The fragrant flowers are followed by glossy orangy-red berries in late summer to fall.
Broad oval, pointed green leaves are the perfect backdrops for the arching 6-8 inch tall flowering stems full of long dangling blossoms. Butterflies will stop by for a visit and you'll be treated to bees and fat bumblebees trying to wriggle into each little bell to sip the nectar!
A slow but aggressive spreader, Lily of the Valley adds a bit of elegance and charm to shade-prone areas of any landscape! These plants have been around since 1000 B.C. and are often found near old foundations, where they proved more durable than the houses they were planted around! Hardy perennials throughout USDA growing zones 3 through 9, Convallaria loves moist soil and less than 6 hours of sun a day.
Once it becomes established, Lily of the Valley plants are long-lived and spread slowly through its rhizomes called 'pips'. Filling areas in bold green leaves and heavenly-scented little blossoms. No shade garden should be without some! Plant rows and groupings to provide all the home perfuming blooms your vases can handle!
Shady containers and planters, in any tight area that needs to be filled, or bare spots in the dappled shade of larger trees and shrubs, are all perfect for these fragrant blooms! Plant among your shady bulb gardens, beneath and around Roses or around other perennials to act as living mulch and groundcover!
This perennial rhizome thrives in moist, humus-rich, fertile soil, in partial sun or full shade. The more sun there is, however, the more important it is for the soil to remain moist. Drought tolerant in shaded areas, it's best to apply a 3-4 inch layer of mulch to help with soil moisture and insulation. Plant in an area with good air circulation to prevent fungal spots on the petals. Deadhead after flowers fade but leave the foliage to make food for the rhizomes. Prune down to the ground when leaves turn yellow. Divide clumps every 3-5 years if needed.
Heavenly little bells of incredible beauty and fragrance, the elegant little Lily of the Valley will fill your garden (and bouquets) with pretty blooms! Order these quality rhizomes and more at NatureHills.com for shipping at the proper planting time in your growing zone!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Convallaria majalis|
|Mature Height||6 - 8 inches|
|Mature Spread||4 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Shade, Partial Shade|
|Moisture||Moderate to Moist|
|Pruning Time||After Foliage Yellows|