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Convallaria majalis

Lily of the Valley

Convallaria majalis is a deciduous, perennial with 2-3 lanceolate-ovate, arching leaves, 8"-10" long and 3"-5" wide.  Lily of the Valley will spread aggressively by rhizomes in Northern Zones.  Zones 7b-8 it struggles to grow in the heat and humidity.  Lily of the Valley has naturalized in the Northeastern and Central States.  Blooms on racemes up to 12" tall, each with 5-8 small, bell-shaped, pure white flowers in May.  Very fragrant.  Needs consistent moisture.  Leaves will go dormant in Summer if too dry.  Useful for a ground cover in shady areas.  Mature height 5"-12", spread 1'-3'

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  • Shade to Part Shade
  • Deciduous
  • Blooms small, bell-shaped, pure white flowers late Spring
  • Very Fragrant
  • Aggressive ground cover in Northern zones
  • Height: 6-12 Inches
  • Spread: 1-3 Feet
  • Hardiness Zone: 2-8
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Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Pollinators
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Shade
Partial Sun
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Attributes
Ground Cover
Spring Bloomer
Naturalizing
Fast Growing
Fragrant
Woodland Garden
Foliage Color
Green
Habit
Spreading
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Fall
Summer
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained
Lily of the Valley Convallaria majalis from Classic Groundcovers