Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Zone 3 Flowers: Lily of the Valley

Description: The Lily of the Valley (Convallaria Majalis) is a delicate, nodding, tiny, bell-shaped, white flower. Its scent is very intoxicating. It is one of the most beautiful flowers of the Lily family. The Lily of the Valley grows in a cluster on a leafless 8-10″stalk emerging from a rosette of leaves. Dainty bells bloom in late spring and last until the beginning of summer.

Hardy: Zone 3

Bloom Time: Late spring

Height: 8''

Spacing:  10'' apart (1 foot deep)

Sun Needs: Part Shade - Full Shade

Water Needs: Average - likes moist soil

Outstanding Features: Lilies of the Valley are highly cultivated for their scent and can be found in various perfumes. The Lily of the Valley flower image offen appears on linens, china and silver.

Uses: Cut flowers, boarders, English garden, wild flower garden

Tips: Lilly of the Valley are poisonous if eaten so keep away from pets and children.

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