Convallaria majalis

Convallaria majalis

Lily of the valley

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Convallaria majalis
  • Common name: Lily of the valley
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 23cm

Spread: 30cm

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers, Scented flowers

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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, particularly underplanting shrubs. It makes an excellent cut flower.

Grow Convallaria majalis in moist soil in partial shade.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, Full shade
  • Shade type: Damp
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

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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