Convallaria majalis

Item 027891


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Key feature:
  • Light Needs
    Full shade to Partial shade
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.

Great for the woodland garden as a lush carpet under Camellias, Rhododendrons, or Pieris. Produces fragrant, white, bell-shaped flowers on arching stems above the elliptic foliage. Perennial.

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Average Landscape Size
Fast growth 6 to 12 in. tall, spreading to 1 ft. or more.
Flowering Season
Landscape Use
Botanical Name: Convallaria majalis
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Herbaceous
Growth Habit: Spreading
Growth Rate: Fast
Special Feature: Deer Resistant, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fruit Poisonous, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers ,   Fragrant
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: White
Garden Style: Cottage
Design Ideas: Ideally suited for acidic soils beneath groves of both evergreen and deciduous canopy trees. Naturalizes well in organic soils and spreads to create colonies or masses of groundcover that produce fragrant cutting flowers. Spot into beds and borders influenced by shade of tall buildings or nearby trees. Perfect for protected foundatin planting to add early spring interest. Small stature is perfect for small urban gardens where the bell shaped flowers can be enjoyed close up.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a groundcover, space plants 2 ft. to 3 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.


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