Lily of the Valley {Bare Root Plants, min 25}

Convallaria majalis (AKA May Lily, May Bells, Lily Constancy, Ladder-to-Heaven, Male Lily, Muguet, Our Lady's Tears)
Pronunciation: kon-vuh-LAIR-ee-uh muh-JAY-liss
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In May, hundreds of miniature creamy-white bells blossom amidst cocoons of lush spring-green foliage on Convallaria majalis, commonly called Lily-of-the-Valley. Often grown solely for the fragrance which is so rich it can fill an entire room with one small bouquet, these shade loving perennials are a vintage garden plant that never disappoints.

Similar to Convallaria majuscula and other Convallaria majalis varieties, this deciduous plant has lily-like spear-shaped leaves (8 inches long, 3 inches wide) rising from the root. Lily-of-the-Valley will creeping slowly (with a moderate growth rate) by rhizomes to form a thick carpet of green stems.

Blooming as early as March in a mild winter and typically in May, the flowering stems have 2 leaves and a raceme of 5-15 flowers on the stem apex that resembles a pearl necklace. Lily-of-the-Valley produces a small (1/4-1/3 inch) orange-red berry containing a few large seeds that dry as translucent round beads like tiny glass pearls.

Drought tolerant, this herbaceous perennial requires no care other than a light mulch to conserve moisture and will light up any densely shaded area beneath trees or along north walls where few plants thrive. All technical information aside, the beauty of Lily-of-the-Valley is its thick blades of foliage that cover deeply shaded gardens with sweet-pea green and the elegant pearls of blossoms that dangle like dripping drops of dew.

Interesting Facts
Lily-of-the-Valley is a woodland plant in the family Liliaceae, native throughout the cool, temperate Northern Hemisphere in Asia and Europe; it has a limited native population in the Eastern United States.

The flower is also known as Our Lady's Tears since, according to legend, the tears Mary shed at the cross turned to Lily-of-the-Valley. According to another legend, Lily-of-the-Valley also sprang from St. George's blood during his battle with the dragon.

Things to Note
If planting in zone 8, be sure to check with your local extension to confirm hardiness in your area.

It is normal for Convallaria to go dormant for the year in late summer. If you receive them with brown leaves, just cut the tops off when planting, you should not lose a single plant.

Check out our White Shady Mix for a 25% discount on this plant!

Gardener Tips
It is best to plant Lily-of-the-Valley in early spring or fall as opposed to summer months.

Combined with Astilbe and Bleeding Heart, you will have an absolutely breathtaking, flowering, perennial shade garden that will appear established in a relatively short amount of time.

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02/22/2017 By Douglas Megginson
Product reviewed: Lily of the Valley {Bare Root Plants, min 25}

Great plants arrived in very fresh condition-could not be more pleased! Thanks for the QUALITY and SERVICE. Plantnut Doug
Can't go wrong with these!
06/16/2016 By Elizabeth Cytrynowski
Product reviewed: Lily of the Valley {Bare Root Plants, min 25}

It's hard to go wrong with Lily of the Valley. Ours are doing well, even though they get more sun than I thought they like.

I was so excited to find these plants in such excellent condition. I have tried planting store bought ones for my mother. They are her favorite flower. When she retired she sold her home and moved to KY with me. I wanted to give her this gift and was so... Read full review >
Great plants
05/13/2016 By MichaelB
Product reviewed: Lily of the Valley {Bare Root Plants, min 25}

Arrived timely and in good condition. Planted promptly and looking forward to the results - so far all appear to be healthy and growing. This is our second order from Classy Groundcovers and we will order again.

Received my 25 bare root Lily of the Valley last week, and I am already smiling in anticipation of hearing them ring next spring. They are going into a brand new small garden beside the old stone wall at the edge of a 250 year old church cemetery. Stop... Read full review >
We do not recommend transplanting Convallaria during the heat of summer (June 15 through September 15), they do not transplant well and look rough.

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