Convallaria majalis

Lily of the Valley


  • Pendulous, bell-shaped, pure white flowers
  • Very fragrant; they are even used in making perfume!
  • Tiny orange berries follow the flowers
Height: 6-8 Inches
Spread: 8-15 Inches
Hardiness Zone: 2-7


Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Lily of the Valley grows best in woodland conditions: fertile, humus-rich, moist soil and partial to full shade. It will, however, grow in full sun in northern regions if the soil remains moist. Be careful when siting this plant--though it may take a while to get started, this plant will spread rapidly, forming a dense, weed-smothering groundcover. Lily of the Valley greatly benefits from an annual application of organic compost each fall.


Characteristics & Attributes for Lily of the Valley:

Container
Container
Fragrant
Fragrant
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Ground Cover
Ground Cover
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Full Shade
Full Shade
Wet Soil/Wetlands
Wet Soil/Wetlands
Average Water
Average Water