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
Groundcover
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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Date: 2011-05-18
By Fleur569
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2015-04-29A classic perfume from these sweet blossoms.
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Location: Cedarhome, WashingtonDate: 2018-05-09
By Bonehead
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Location: Indiana  Zone 5Date: 2010-04-29
By gardengus
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Location: Cedarhome, WashingtonDate: 2018-05-09Bug's eye view, these hang down
By Bonehead
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Location: OntarioDate: May 28 2019Lily of the Valley bouquet
By JuliaP
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Location: MassachusettsDate: 2016-05-04
By jsf67
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Location: Cedarhome, WashingtonDate: 2018-05-09
By Bonehead
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Date: 2018-11-19
By bellaluna
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Location: MassachusettsDate: 2016-05-29Filling area slower than expected
By jsf67
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Plant Events from our members
MrsBinWY On April 4, 2020 Seeds germinated
11; ~30 emerged, but I must have got the container too wet; several damped off
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
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Some transplant exeriences by jsf67 Jan 27, 2017 5:11 PM 0
Lily of the valley patch by SWS12 Apr 8, 2021 10:38 AM 4
General by Cozmo Jul 22, 2020 3:49 PM 8
Mystery weed? by codielane Jun 10, 2020 2:12 PM 6
Lily beetles by Katra01 Jun 4, 2020 1:49 PM 5
ID of this "corn" looking plant by WAMcCormick Apr 30, 2020 7:28 PM 4
Does anyone know what plant/weed this is? by IEYFGwc Apr 14, 2020 5:49 AM 4
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

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