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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
Partial Sun
Full Shade
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Woodland Garden
Ground Cover
Spring Bloomer
Fast Growing
Foliage Color
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Soil Moisture
Moist, Well-Drained
Average Water
Lily of the Valley Convallaria majalis from Classic Groundcovers