Planting lily of the valley - Instructions

Lily of the Valley Convallaria summary

Height: 23cm
Spread: 30cm
Period for planting Lily of the Valley:  September to November
Lily of the Valley flowering period:  May to June
Latin for Lily of the Valley  Convallaria

Lily of the ValleyPlanting Lily of the valley - instructions

How to plant Lily of the valley

Planting lily of the valley is easy! Plant your Lily of the Valley in moist, well-drained, fertile soil. Add plenty of organic material such as well rotted manure or compost in autumn. Water your Lily of the Valley regularly throughout the growing season. Lily of the Valley plants won’t tolerate dry soil in summer!

Location for planting Lily of the Valley

Where to plant Lily of the valley in your garden? Planting Lily of the Valley is preferred in a shady or semi-shady location. However, they will also grow in sun as long as the soil is kept consistently moist. You can combine them with other shade-loving plants such as hostas.

When to plant Lily of the valley

The best period for planting Lily of the Valley is between September and November. LilY of the Valley will be flowering between May and June.

Lily of the Valley maintenance instructions

Plant your Lily of the Valley indoors four to six weeks before the last frost to get the earliest possible bloom. Otherwise, plant them outdoors directly in the soil after the last frost, 8 inches apart in full sun and average soil. They provide excellent ground cover.

Allow the foliage to die back naturally, and trim the depleted blooms to encourage a longer flowering period. Pests aren’t usually a problem with Lily of the Valley. It is a pretty low-maintenance plant.

Propagate your Lily of the Valley

You can propagate your Lily of the Valley by dividing either after flowering or in autumn.

Overcrowded clumps can be lifted, potted up and brought indoors for a beautiful display. Replant Lily of the Valley outdoors after flowering.

Lily of the Valley plants can be vulnerable to slug and snail attacks, so take precautions against this. Overall, however, these versatile, highly perfumed plants are fairly easy to grow.

Enjoy your Lily of the Valley plants again next year

As hardy perennials, your Lily of the Valley plants will survive frost and stay in the ground all year round. Adding mulch to the soil will help give them extra protection.
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