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

Common names
  • Lily of the Valley

Photo Gallery

Date: 2011-05-18
Location: Granite Falls, WA
Date: 2018-05-16
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.
Date: 2015-04-29
A classic perfume from these sweet blossoms.
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 2010-04-29
Location: Cedarhome, Washington
Date: 2018-05-09
Location: Ontario
Date: May 28 2019
Lily of the Valley bouquet
Location: Caribou Maine
Date: May 2018
Location: Cedarhome, Washington
Date: 2018-05-09
Bug's eye view, these hang down
Location: Concord, NC zone 7
Date: 2017-04-10
Location: Concord, NC zone 7
Date: 2018-04-13
Sweet little plants!

Date: 2018-11-19
Location: Concord, NC zone 7
Date: 2017-04-10
Tried to get a closer photo but my knees said no.
Location: Massachusetts
Date: 2016-05-04
Location: Massachusetts
Date: 2016-05-29
Filling area slower than expected
Location: Cedarhome, Washington
Date: 2018-05-09
Location: My Garden, UK
Date: 2022-05-01
Location: Cascade of Time Garden, Banff, Canada | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-01
Location: Fairfax, VA | September 2022
Date: 2022-09-10
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 2010-04-29
garden setting
Plant Events from our members
MrsBinWY On July 4, 2020 Transplanted
~11 on north end of rose hugel with Aquilegia caerulea. Didn't see where they came back in 2021.
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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Some transplant exeriences by jsf67 Jan 27, 2017 5:11 PM 0

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