Large, nodding white bells, while reminiscent of their predecessors, are much bigger and are perched high atop 8-12" stems, making them much more visible through the foliage. Up to 12 sweetly fragrant blooms appear per stem in mid to late spring. Great ground cover. #1 field-grown plants. Zones 2-8. Convallaria majalis 'Bordeaux'
Botanical Name: Convallaria majalis 'Bordeaux'
Common Name: Lily-of-the-Valley
Root System: Fibrous pip
Sun Exposure: Shade/Partial Shade
Height/Habit: 8 - 9"
Spread: 6 - 12"
Spacing: 6 - 12"
Hardiness Zone: 2 - 8
Flowering Date: Mid to late spring.
Duration: 2 - 3 weeks.
Cut Flowers: Yes
Dried Flowers: No
Shipping Season: Spring
Unique Characterstics: Even though the classic Lily-of-the-Valley is a much-loved favorite for the shaded or woodland garden, this newer variety encompasses some improved characteristics. The flower stems rise up above the foliage, where the dainty bell-shaped flowers can easily be seen, whereas the flowers of the classic Lily-of-the-Valley are hidden among its leaves on shorter stems. Not only are the flowers of this variety more visible, there are also larger, with more being produced on each stem. The number of flowers on each stem is 8 up to 12, which is more than the 6 to 8 flowers per stem on the classic. Wonderfully fragrant, nodding, bell-shaped, white flowers release their sweet perfume into the spring air. Spreads nicely as a ground cover for a shaded area or woodland setting.
Flower Color: White.
Flower Form: Pendant white, waxy, sweetly fragrant, fragile looking, 1/3" bell shaped flowers with a scalloped edge.
Foliage Type: Dark green, glossy, elliptical leaves.
Fragrance: Wonderfully fragrant.
Pruning: None necessary.
Soil Requirement: Moist, humus rich soil.
Additional Information: Tends to go dormant or die back in late summer or early fall, sometimes even before the first frost.
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