Convallaria majalis (Lily of the Valley)

Lily of the Valley growing wild and filling the air with their extraordinary perfume is an extraordinary sight. If you find these convallaria the right spot, they'll live there happily forever. More
20 pips, for spring planting 209128-20 £8.95 Delivery late February
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When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.
40 pips, for spring planting 209128-40 £16.50 Delivery late February
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When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.
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I saw an incredible sight last spring – lily of the valley growing wild and filling the air with their extraordinary perfume and its spurred me on to plant more.

These delicate, scented native wild flowers will thrive in dry or damp shade. They'll live there happily forever and of course, no May garden (or bedside) is quite complete without them.

Genus Convallaria majalis
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Lily of the Valley, Mayflower, Little Maybells, Jacob's Ladder, Fairy Cups
Border Position Front
Bulb Size 1
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Part Shade, Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 15-20cm (6-8in)
Spacing Plant 5-7cm (2in) deep, 20cm (8in) apart. Layer bulbs if room is tight.
Care Tips Water them in and give them a good mulch of leaf mould or good compost. Divide in Sept-Nov.
Flowering May
Vase Life Cut the flower and leaf together for a fresh looking and smelling arrangement. They will last 4-5 days but may fade faster in a warm room.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Bulb Delivery - When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.

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