Nodding white bells on 8-10" stems grace the garden in mid to late spring. Thrives in the shade, spreading rapidly to create dense clumps of emerald foliage for an elegant summer ground cover. Remarkably long-lived. Space 6-12" apart. Zones 2-8. #1 pips. Convallaria majalis.
Botanical Name: Convallaria majalis
Common Name: Lily-of-the-Valley
Root System: Fibrous pip
Sun Exposure: Shade/Partial Shade
Height/Habit: 6 - 10"
Spread: 6 - 12", 2" deep
Spacing: 6 - 12"
Hardiness Zone: 2 - 8 (-40 degrees F)
Flowering Date: Mid to late spring.
Duration: 2 - 3 weeks.
Cut Flowers: No
Dried Flowers: No
Shipping Season: both Spring & Fall
Unique Characterstics: Wonderfully fragrant petite, white nodding bell shaped flowers are surrounded by deep green oval leaves. 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, 1/4" 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.
Watering Requirement: Keep consistently moist with good drainage.
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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