Lily of the Valley is a perennial plant with dark, green leaves which form a dense cover close to the ground.
The plant is known for its arched, green stems which support some tiny, bell-shaped flowers which are typically white but sometimes found with pale pink color in some varieties. It is also known to produce little, red and orange berries which are inedible. Lily of the Valley remains a popular choice for garden enthusiasts due to its lush, fragrant scent and ground-covering, shading abilities when placed in shady conditions. It can reach up to eight inches in height and nearly one foot in ground cover, making it a top pick in covering barren ground and plant gaps. Moist soil and partial or full shade are ideal for Lily of the Valley. It is known to tolerate a variety of ground environments including alkaline, acidic, and neutral soil and will thrive under other plants such as roses and shrubs, creating an exciting visual in open spaces among a garden.
Lily of the Valley is native to the northern hemisphere, and particular varieties can be found in America, China, and Japan.
It can be planted any time of the year from January to December with its flowers in full bloom between June and September. Lily of Valley can be easily divided from September to November by digging the clumps of plants up from the ground, splitting its roots into smaller sections, and replanting. Lily of the Valley seeds is usually sown in containers or trays and placed in a cold frame or greenhouse.
Lilly in the Valley is a native to the mild winter in the Northern Hemisphere in Asia, Europe, and the Southern portion of Appalachians Mountains in the United States. The plant's flowers are white tepals bell-like shaped structures,(some plants have pink tepals). The plant blooms in late spring or mild winter in Northern Hemisphere. The plant grows into leafy shoots that form colonies of an individual clone. Last but not least Lilly in the Valley is favorite in many gardens, providing it with a lovely fragrance.
Lily Of The Valley Hardy Zone 3.