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.
With their large blooms, Giant Lily of the Valley plants offer even more charm and grace than the classic version of these beloved perennial flowers. These recently bred Convallaria majalis Bordeaux also burst 8 to 12 wonderfully fragrant, bell-shaped blooms on each tall stem. Strong and lovely, these Lily of the Valley plants flourish across an impressive six hardiness zones.
Transform gardens by growing Giant Lily of the Valley plants, which posses all the beauty of classic Lily of the Valley flowers but offer even more blooms and taller foliage. Known botanically as Convallaria majalis Bordeaux, this recently developed variety offers white pendant-shaped florets atop stems that reach up to 12 inches, so the jewel-like blooms are much more visible than previous varieties. Our new Lily of the Valley also boasts 8 to 12 flowers per stem, an improvement over the 6 to 8 blooms found on previous Lily of the Valley plants. Plant these fast-spreading perennial flowers for captivating ground cover for a shady garden area or woodland setting.
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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