Convallaria majalis (Lily of the valley)
Density
15 cm
Flowering Height
15 - 30 cm
Flowering Time
Late Spring
Fragrant
Yes
Naturalizing
Yes
Origin
Holland
Plant Type
Pips
Planting Depth
1 - 2 cm
Planting Time
Spring
Scientific Name
Convallaria Majalis
Shipping Time
Spring
Sunlight
Full Sun / Partial Shade

Convallaria majalis (Lily of the valley)

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Description

Is it a bulb? Is it a bare root? Is it a tuber? No, it's super...pips! That's right, when it comes to Lily of the Valley, we're not talking about your average garden variety, but the mighty pips! (they still look like a bare root plant to us!) These little powerhouses are the unsung heroes behind those enchanting bell-shaped blooms. Get ready to unleash the magic of pips in your garden!

This delightful perennial heralds the early days of summer, with its slender stems adorned with dainty bell-shaped white blooms, each exuding a delicate, sweet fragrance. The appearance of its abundant flowers is often seen as a sign of returning happiness, bringing a serene joy to any garden setting.

Lily-of-the-Valley thrives in shaded areas, making it an ideal choice for those challenging spots in your garden where other plants may struggle to flourish. Its compact size belies the impact it has when in full bloom, creating a carpet of white that seems to embody the very essence of spring's purity.

While its beauty and scent are undeniable, it's important to handle this plant with care, as all parts of Convallaria majalis are known to contain toxic compounds. Historically, it has been used in medicinal preparations, but only under expert guidance due to its potent nature.

Easy to grow and low maintenance, Lily-of-the-Valley is a charming addition to any  garden in Europe, offering a touch of elegance and a whisper of woodland mystery. Whether planted in borders, under trees, or in shaded corners, this plant will spread its joyous blooms, inviting tranquility and grace into your outdoor space.

Growing Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis) is a delightful way to infuse your garden with charm and fragrance. Here are some essential tips for cultivating these enchanting plants:

- Soaking: Before planting, immerse your Convallaria majalis roots in water for a duration of 3 to 6 hours.

- Shade Affinity: Preferring dappled shade, Lily of the Valley is ideal for woodland gardens or areas under partial canopy.

- Soil Preferences: Flourishes in moist, well-drained soil enriched with organic material. Enhance soil quality by mixing in compost or leaf mould.

- Planting Depth and Spacing: Plant the pips (rootstocks) approximately 3-4 cm deep and 10-15 cm apart, ensuring the roots are spread out and directed downwards.

- Irrigation: Maintain consistent soil moisture, particularly during periods of low rainfall.

- Growth Management: While low in maintenance, be mindful of its propensity to spread; containment measures may be necessary.

- Post-Bloom Care: Allow the foliage to remain post-flowering to enable energy storage for the subsequent year's blooms. The foliage will naturally recede in time.

- Safety Note: All parts of the plant are toxic upon ingestion, so exercise caution, especially in environments with children and pets.

Once settled, Lily of the Valley requires minimal upkeep and will grace your garden with its aromatic blossoms each spring.

  • Botanical name: Convallaria majalis
  • Established height: 20-30cm
  • Established spread: 10-20cm
  • Plant spacing 100 plants per m2
  • Life cycle: Perennial Naturalising
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Sunlight: Partial shade, full shade and dappled shade
  • Scented: Yes
  • Pollinator-friendly: Yes
  • Toxicity: Skin/eyes irritant and toxic if eaten
  • Ships as 'pips'
  • Dispatch in spring (end of March/April)

        Planting information

        - Dig a hole to the required depth. You can find this required depth for each type of bulb, tuber or root in the growing guides.

        - Depth is measurement of space between the soil line and top of bulb or bare root.

        - Set the bulbs or bare root in place, pointed side or sprout side upward.

        - Cover the bulbs by replacing the soil and water thoroughly.

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        Shipping schedule

        We start shipping our spring planted flower bulbs in Spring. We start shipping by the end of March.

        Bulbs that are planted in spring and have a tendency to bloom in summer are called spring bulbs. Not to be confused with bulbs that are planted in autumn and bloom in spring.

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        Convallaria majalis (Lily of the valley)
        Density
        15 cm
        Flowering Height
        15 - 30 cm
        Flowering Time
        Late Spring
        Fragrant
        Yes
        Naturalizing
        Yes
        Origin
        Holland
        Plant Type
        Pips
        Planting Depth
        1 - 2 cm
        Planting Time
        Spring
        Scientific Name
        Convallaria Majalis
        Shipping Time
        Spring
        Sunlight
        Full Sun / Partial Shade

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