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Scented white flowers in May. Ht. 15cm. Sp. 25cm. Moist, cool, woodland conditions. AGM. Should be planted en masse.

A native of Britain and Northern Europe. In pagan times it was considered the special flower of Ostara, the Norse goddess of the dawn. Lilies of the Valley were introduced into English gardens in the early sixteenth century. By the late seventeenth century, lily of the valley water was used to alleviate a wide range of ailments, ‘to help weak memories, cheer the heart, and ease the pain of gout’.
Plant with Liriope muscari whose evergreen foliage will distract from the withering foliage of the Convallaria in summer. Lily of valley should be planted in large groups of at least 5 plants 25cm apart and they do not like to be crowded by other more thuggish perennials.


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Plant Details: CONVALLARIA majalis


Species: majalis

Common name: Lily of the Valley

Family: Asparagaceae

Origin: N. Europe

Flower colour: White

Flower month: Apr, May

Flower scent: Sweetly

Foliage colour: Green

Hardy: Hardy

Soil type: Moist yet well drained soil

Aspect: Shade, Part Shade

Evergreen: Deciduous

Height: 15

Spread: 25

Flower type: Single

Flower attribute: Elegant

Suggested Container: Large Pots

Winter grow conditions: Outside

Container Compost: Soil or Loam Based

Web rating: Woottens rating 9/10

Special uses: Rabbit Proof

Pot Size: 2 litre

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