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Lily-of-the-valley

Convallaria spp.

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

25cm

Max

90cm

15cm

Min

60cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Lily-of-the-valley Overview

Small genus consisting of just 3 hardy, herbaceous, rhizomatous, perennial species, one of which is commonly called lily-of-the-valley. Recent investigation has placed 2 more species within this genus. Native to cool temperate regions in Asia and Europe, this genus is characterised by the lily of the valley species, which is the most well studied. It originates from woodland habitats and has small 5-10mm, sweet smelling, white or pink, bell-shaped flowers.

Common problems with Lily-of-the-valley

How to propagate Lily-of-the-valley

Division

Division after flowering in autumn.

Other uses of Lily-of-the-valley

Ground cover

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