Convallaria majalis

Great for the woodland garden as a lush carpet under Camellias, Rhododendrons, or Pieris. Produces fragrant, white, bell-shaped flowers on arching stems above the elliptic foliage. Perennial.
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Full shade, Partial shade

Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.

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LoreLily 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 MaturityFast growth 6 to 12 in. tall, spreading to 1 ft. or more.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasIdeally 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseRock Garden, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureExtreme Cold Hardiness, Fruit Poisonous, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
Companion PlantsThese 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

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