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Lily of the Valley

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Convallaria majalis Richly fragrant drooping round bell-like white flowers, followed by red berries.

Dispatched as ‘pips’, which is a shoot with a well established root system – please see photo for reference.

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Latin Name: Convallaria majalis

Common Name(s): Lily of the Valley

Plant Type: Perennial

Habitat: Shade





Flowering Time:

April - May

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Other names of Lily of Valley include May bells, Our Lady’s tears, and Mary’s tears, it is widely grown in gardens for its scented flowers and ground-covering abilities in shady locations with moist soils, producing a perfumed carpet of colour and green foliage. Really a great plant if you’re looking to brighten a have a gloomy garden with unique bell-shaped flowers.

Best planted in late spring around mid-may into a good planting mixture in a dappled shade location. Avoid wet soil that doesn’t drain as this moisture-loving plant is susceptible to root rot, otherwise a great garden performer!

In 1956, the French firm Dior produced a fragrance simulating lily of the valley, which was Christian Dior’s favourite flower. Diorissimo was designed by Edmond Roudnitska. Although it has since been reformulated, it is considered a classic.

PDF: Planting Instructions, Plant 5-7cm (2″) Deep and 20cm (8″) apart, can be layered.

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