Convallaria majalis

lily-of-the-valley

2 litre pot
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Plant in terracotta pots and surround the clean dainty white heads of bells and the encircling broad-green leaves with moss - or let it wander in shade

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: partial or full shade
  • Soil: leafy, fertile, humus-rich, moist soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Ever popular, lily-of-the-valley is an excellent groundcover plant for moist, humus-rich areas of the garden, quickly spreading to form a fragrant carpet of pure white, bell-shaped flowers and long, dark green leaves. The plant flourishes in sun or partial shade, and the diminutive, bell-like flowers are traditionally an important part of spring wedding bouquets. The seeds may cause a mild stomach upset if ingested.

  • Garden care: Divide and replant congested colonies in September, applying a generous mulch of composted leaf mould around the base of the plant.

  • CAUTION toxic if eaten

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