Convallaria majalis 'Albostriata'

Convallaria majalis 'Albostriata'

Lily of the valley

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Convallaria majalis 'Albostriata'
  • Common name: Lily of the valley
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 30cm

Spread: 20cm

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Dramatic foliage, Flowers

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Convallaria majalis

Lily of the valley, Convallaria majalis, bears arching racemes of bell-shaped, white flowers with an extremely rich perfume, from late spring. Plants spread quickly in shady positions, making it an excellent choice for a woodland garden or shady borders.

Convallaria majalis 'Albostriata' is a variegated lily of the valley, with cream-striped leaves and cream-white flowers. Most variegated cultivars revert to plain leaves within a few years, but 'Albostriata' is less likely to do so. Plants don't spread as readily as other varieties, making it a good choice for small gardens. It works well when grown at the front of a shady border or beneath shrubs, and works very well in a vase.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, Partial shade, Full shade
  • Shade type: Damp
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Harmful if ingested

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