The Main Plant entry for Lilies of the Valley (Convallaria)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 6-12 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Erosion control
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Other: All parts of plant are poisonous.
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant


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Plant Events from our members
MrsBinWY On December 23, 2018 Seeds sown
WS 43 seeds (all, marked 2018) from bellaluna in milk jug
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Some transplant exeriences by jsf67 Jan 27, 2017 5:11 PM 0
2020 Planned and Actual Purchases by RickM Jan 20, 2020 5:27 PM 13
Ideas under deck steps by tvglaser Apr 13, 2019 2:04 AM 9
Lily of the Valley (Convallaria Majalis) planting tips please! by 41bluets Jan 25, 2019 5:58 AM 3
Need suggestions by ge1836 Apr 11, 2018 9:02 AM 5
Exotic seeds online- buyer beware by sallyg Aug 3, 2017 4:54 PM 26
First summer in new house by UpInMaine May 18, 2017 1:09 PM 6
Could we revisit the thumbnail photos? by Bonehead Apr 6, 2017 6:09 AM 7
A Shroomery by CA Jul 23, 2019 3:41 AM 9
Fall Swap Haves and Wants Thread by Catmint20906 Sep 9, 2016 9:21 PM 201
What Plant Varieties Are You Going To Get In 2016? by Marilyn May 27, 2016 6:22 PM 82

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