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Convallaria majalis (Lily of the Valley, May bells)

Convallaria majalis Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name:Convallaria majalis Common Name: Lily of the Valley, May bells
Lily of the valley's bell-shaped, sweetly scented flowers bloom in early spring. It likes partial to full shade and is perfect for a woodland garden. It may not be the best choice for your beds and borders because it tends to spread, but it is a perfect ground cover if you have a large shady spot under some trees.
Noteworthy characteristics: All parts of this plant are poisonous. And they are deer resistant!
Care: Grow in an area that gets shade for at least half the day. Mulch to make sure the soil stays moist. Divide if flowers become sparse.
Propagation:

 By division.


Problems:

 Sometimes stem rot.


Height 6 in. to 12 in.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.;6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit Spreads
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Part Shade to Full Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low
Tolerance Deer Tolerant
Characteristics Attracts Bees; Attracts Birds; Attracts Butterflies; Fragrant Flowers; Native; Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Early Spring; Spring
Uses Beds and Borders, Shade, Ground Covers, Cut Flower, Naturalizing
Style Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest
Type Perennials

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