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Lily of the Valley
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Lily of the Valley

Fragrant Pick for Shady Spots

Traditional favorite to tuck into wedding bouquets! Forms a fast-spreading carpet of graceful, 8-in. leaves. In mid spring, bursts into a sweet-smelling shower of tiny bell flowers 6-12 in. tall. Multiplies from underground stems. Full to partial shade. Zones 3-9.
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  • Botanical Name: Convallaria majalis; Family: Liliaceae (Lily Family)
  • Height: 6 - 12 inches.
  • Spacing: 12 inches.
  • Depth: Plant so that the crown in at soil surface and the roots facing downward.
  • Spread: 9 - 12 inches.
  • Light Required: Part shade to full shade.
  • Foliage: Wide, oval, medium to dark green leaves.
  • Blooms: April
  • Zone: 3 - 9 (-30° F.).
  • Form: Groundcover, Herbaceous perennial.
  • Flower Form: White bell-shaped blossoms.
  • Soil Requirements: Moist, fertile soil; sandy loam to clay soil; neutral to slightly acidic soil.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Pruning: None needed.
  • Comments: This small group consists of deciduous, rhizomatous plants, which are native to the Northern temperate zones, such as Europe, Asia, and North America. These popular plants are commonly known as Lily-of-the-Valley. These plants are valued as a dense ground cover and for their strong fragrance. Will spread unrestrained. Therefore, make sure to plant them where they can spread freely or within the confines of a sidewalk or driveway. In late Spring, stalks containing numerous pendant, bell-shaped flowers with scalloped edges arise in the midst of the leaves. The sweet scent of these tiny flowers is so strong it literally floats on the breeze. Although most flowers of these plants are snow white, there is a double-flowered variety, a pink flowered variety, and one with variegated leaves. Liliy-of-the-Valley are traditionally used in wedding bouquets and make a lovely cut flower. They can even be forced to bloom indoors during the Winter.


Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

Spring 2020 Shipping Schedule
ZONE All Other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 5/4/20 - 6/5/20
4B 5/4/20 - 6/5/20
5A 3/30/20 - 6/5/20
5B 3/16/20 - 6/5/20
6A 3/9/20 - 6/5/20
6B 3/2/20 - 6/5/20
7A 2/24/20 - 6/5/20
7B 2/24/20 - 6/5/20
8A & B 2/17/20 - 5/15/20
9A & B 2/17/20 - 5/15/20
10A & B 2/10/20 - 5/15/20
Last Order Date 1A-7B: 6/1/20
8A-10B: 5/11/20

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

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