A popular spring shade plant: waxy, fragrant, bell-shaped flowers are held above the upright, elliptic foliage. Lily-of-the-Valley’s spreading habit makes it a useful groundcover under deciduous trees or in areas with partial sun or shade. The fragrance is one of those classics for spring. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.
Common Name: Lily-of-the-Valley
Family: Convallariaceae (The Lily of the Valley Family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-9
Light: Full Shade, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Moist, Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Dry shady woodland, usually on calcareous soils and especially in ash woodlands.
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia
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