About Lily-of-the-Valley Plants
Lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis) is a woodland flowering plant with sweetly scented, pendent, bell-shaped white flowers borne in sprays in spring. These adorable flowers have a strong scent that sends a pleasant aroma throughout your yard. With varieties that grow to be only around 6 to 8 inches tall, lily of the valley flowers look right at home in spring gardens or planted underneath trees and shrubs. You can also use these little plants as borders along walkways and paths to create an enchanting landscape.
Where is it best to plant Lily of the Valley?
As exceptional spreaders, it's important to plant your lily of the valley where they'll have plenty of room to multiply. To control the spread, you can plant them in outdoor containers. This type of plant grows well in climate hardiness zones 2 to 9, and they prefer shade, but can also tolerate full sun. Lily of the valley flowers make a charming addition to a woodland garden. Consider pairing them with geraniums, hostas, tiger lilies and asters.
How do I plant Lily of the Valley flowers?
We suggest planting the roots approximately 2 inches below the soil line and about 6 to 8 inches apart for late spring blooms. Lily of the valley plants require moist and well-drained soil, but are easy to care for and are deer-resistant perennials. Some varieties can grow over a foot tall, but most varieties stay below a foot.