Full shade, Partial shade
Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
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|Lore||Lily of the Valley is sold in the streets of France each year on May 1st, a tradition that sprang from the belief that the flowers are "Mary's tears", springing up as each was shed at the foot of the cross.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growth 6 to 12 in. tall, spreading to 1 ft. or more.|
|Design Ideas||Ideally suited for acidic soils beneath groves of both evergreen and deciduous canopy trees. Naturalizes well in organic soils and spreads to create colonies or masses of groundcover that produce fragrant cutting flowers. Spot into beds and borders influenced by shade of tall buildings or nearby trees. Perfect for protected foundatin planting to add early spring interest. Small stature is perfect for small urban gardens where the bell shaped flowers can be enjoyed close up.|
|Flower Attribute||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Rock Garden, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fruit Poisonous, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.|
|Companion Plants||These plants are excellent with longer term performers such as Blue Cadet Hosta, (Hosta x 'Blue Cadet'), Stuart Boothman Bleeding Heart, (Heuchera eximia 'Stuart Boothman'), Mrs. Charles Cobb Camellia, (Camellia japonica 'Mrs. Charles Cobb'), complement Scarlet Cardinal Flower, (Lobelia x ' complement Scarlet'), and stunning Black Barlow Columbine, (Aquilegia vulgaris 'Black Barlow').|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a groundcover, space plants 2 ft. to 3 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8