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Lily of the valley

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  • Lawns and Ground Covers
Lily of the valley
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Réjean Martel)
Convallaria majalis

Onglets

Botany

Origin and description

Upright habit. Can become invasive.
Blooms: white, May-June
Foliage: green
Height: 15-20 cm
Spacing: 10-15 cm

Highly fragrant flowers

Toxicity

All parts of the lily of the valley are poisonous.

Common name

Lily of the valley

Latin name (genus)

Convallaria majalis

English common name

French common name

Botanical family

  • Liliaceae
Horticulture

Growing conditions

Exposure: partial shade, shade

Humid soil, rich in organic matter

Use

Ground covers - Flowerbeds - Woodlands - Cut flowers

Hardiness

  • Zone 3

See also

Pests and diseases
Physiological disorders

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