This Guide is about one of the easiest plants to grow, Convallaria majalis. This small evergreen has a long stem that can grow up to 1-2 meters tall depending on your care. It is native to central and southern Europe, but can also be found in many areas of North America. The plant is primarily grown for its flower, which blooms from late spring to early summer.
What is Lily Of The Valley?
Lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis) is a perennial herbaceous plant that grows wild in Europe and western Asia. It is also cultivated as an ornamental plant in many parts of the world. Lily of the valley flowers are white, with a deep blue background and a purple center. The Latin name Convallaria Majalis refers to the hood or veil of the flower, which is said to resemble a cloak worn by the Virgin Mary.
Lily of the valley is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful plants in the world. Its delicate, fragrant flowers are popular for use in floral arrangements and as part of potpourris. The roots and leaves of lily-of-the-valley can be used in traditional herbal remedies such as treating colds and influenza.
How to Grow Lily-Of-The-Valley
Lily of the valley grows best in full sun or partial shade. It prefers moist but well drained soil that is kept moist but not soggy. Prune back any growth that exceeds 1 inch in late
Lily of the valley is a popular perennial bulb that can be grown in zones 3 through 9. This bulb is easy to grow, but it does require some care to ensure a long flowering season.
Convallaria majalis can be grown from seed or division of the bulbs. For best results, sow the seeds in early spring in a well-drained soil mix and water regularly. Once the bulbs have established, water sparingly during the summer and water deeply once the autumn rains start. Mulch the plants in winter to keep them warm and protect them from frost.
Lily of the valley blooms throughout the year, with peak blooming occurring in late spring and early summer. To prolong the blooming season, deadhead the flowers as they fade.
How to Care for Lily-Of-The-Valley
Lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis) is a hardy, blooming perennial that can be found in many parts of the world. This herbaceous plant grows to between 2 and 4 feet tall and produces clusters of bell-shaped, white flowers in late spring.
Lily of the valley prefers full sun and well-drained soil. Water regularly in dry periods and fertilize monthly with a balanced plant food. Prune off faded or dead foliage in late winter or early spring.