Convallaria (Lily of the Valley)

Lily of the Valley is a well-loved traditional favorite. It is a fabulously fragrant ground cover with lovely bell-shaped flowers hanging from arched stems. It is best planted in groups, and once established will spread. It is a perfect choice for planting beneath those large ...
Lily of the Valley is a well-loved traditional favorite. It is a fabulously fragrant ground cover with lovely bell-shaped flowers hanging from arched stems. It is best planted in groups, and once established will spread. It is a perfect choice for planting beneath those large shade trees where grass is difficult to grow. The bloom period occurs from late spring to early summer and lasts about 3 weeks. A slow but aggressive spreader, Lily of the Valley will tolerate dry conditions, but after blooming the foliage will die back. Constant moisture will keep the plants green throughout the growing season. It is among the most useful ground covers for shade.

Lily of the Valley prefers shade to partial shade and will grow in most soil types with moist to moderate amounts of moisture. Once it becomes established, this plant is long-lived and spreads via its rhizomes, which produce underground buds called pips.

Transplanting is easy - dig the roots up and cover with a couple inches of soil - and then spend the rest of your time trying to beat it back because once established it is hard to get rid of. The smallest piece of root will start the cycle all over. It is deer resistant.

To plant bare root perennials, dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2” below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.

Supplied as #1 sized bare root pip. Tags are included with bare root perennials from DeGroot.

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