Lily Of The Valley
Lily Of The Valley
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Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis)
Lily of the valley is a native perennial flowering native to Europe and Asia. It is scientifically known as Convallaria majalis and belongs to the family Asparagaceae. The plant is known for its sweetly scented, bell-shaped white flowers that appear in the spring.
The perennial gas often been used in traditional medicine for its cardiac glycosides, which are compounds that can affect the heart. However, these compounds can also be toxic if ingested in large amounts, so caution should be taken when handling the plant.
The Lily of the valley plant is also famous as an ornamental plant and is often used in gardens and as a cut flower in floral arrangements. In some cultures, it is associated with love and is used in wedding bouquets and other romantic occasions.
Lily of the Valley: Convallaria majalis, aka lily of the valley, is a lovely perennial flower. However, it is not truly a lily--it's anatomically more closely related to asparagus!
Whatever you want to call it, this dreamy plant thrives in many USDA growing zones, loves partial shady conditions, and will reward you with a profuse show of heavenly, sweet-scented, creamy-hued flowers in the late spring or early summer.
Lily of the Valley is a native species on several continents--Europe, Asia, and North America. Even though the delicate flowers might suggest otherwise, it is a lovely, even-tempered plant. It is drought-tolerant, deer-resistant, and requires little care.
The Dreamy Good Looks of Lily of the Valley
The petite, creamy, bell-shaped flowers may bloom in the late spring, but the lovely foliage tolerates the mid and late-summer heat and stays a vibrant shade of green all season.
The flowers appear on delicate stems that emerge from lush foliage at the plant's base. The long oval leaves are five to ten inches long and about four inches wide; they form in a semi-upright posture and have smooth edges.
The flowers are tiny but abundant. They are creamy white, bell-shaped, and grow in attractive clusters on multiple stems. Each delicate bloom has six lobed petals that seem to nod with every breeze and slightly flare at the edges. They are graceful and naturally lovely to behold.
Where to Plant Lily of the Valley
Lily of the Valley requires semi-shade to shade garden and well-amended, moist soil. Here are some lovely ways it could work in your landscape:
- Mass plantings: Have a shady end of the house where you can't grow grass? Mass plant Lily of the Valley at the foundation and let it spread to cover the entire area--no more struggling to grow that lawn.
- Fairy garden: The whimsical appearance of Lily of the Valley lends itself well to an imaginative fairy garden.
- Cutting garden: People who love to make fresh floral arrangements often cultivate cutting flowers to tuck into vases. The drooping nature of this flower is lovely, as it appears to spill out of a vase.
Of course, these are just a few ideas--you are limited only by your imagination.
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