Answer: Lily of the Valley is grown from "pips" - these are like tiny little bulbs. This plant does best in an area of partial to full shade. Lily of the Valley appreciates a soil that is rich in organic matter and moisture retentive (but not soggy). In the spring, plant clumps or single pips in soil amended with lots of organic matter (to help retain moisture). Plant pips 4-5 inches apart, and 1 1/2 inches deep. If you're planting clumps, space them 1-2 feet apart. Lily of the Valley will spread, making a carpet of groundcover, and is especially nice under deciduous shrubs. When foliage dies down, mulch with peat moss. New leaves will grow in the spring and new flowers will follow.
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