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Lily of the Valley Bulbs

Lily of the Valley Bulbs

Convallaria majalis

Richly scented, bell-shaped white flowers. Height 23cm. Or why not try the pink variety ...

Lily of the Valley or "Fairy Bells" is an intrinsically English plant, which spreads to cover woodland floors. These perfumed hardy perennials have delicately arched, nodding heads of small, bell-shaped flowers May-June, followed by red berries shortly after.

Flowers have many layers of meaning people throughout history, which tie in with its time of flowering and religious associations. May's official flower is the lily of the valley and this association comes, in part, from the traditional lore that nightingales won't sing until the lily of the valley blooms each May. Their unique shape led them to be called "fairy bells" in Celtic cultures, and it was believed that only fairies could hear them ringing.

It is occasionally known as glovewort, due to its use in treating sore or chapped hands. It also makes a good natural dye, changing cloth to either yellow or green, depending on which season the leaves are gathered. It is considered a symbol of purity and humility, sweetness, and renewed happiness!

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Richly scented, bell-shaped white flowers. Height 23cm. Or why not try the pink variety ...

Lily of the Valley or "Fairy Bells" is an intrinsically English plant, which spreads to cover woodland floors. These perfumed hardy perennials have delicately arched, nodding heads of small, bell-shaped flowers May-June, followed by red berries shortly after.

Flowers have many layers of meaning people throughout history, which tie in with its time of flowering and religious associations. May's official flower is the lily of the valley and this association comes, in part, from the traditional lore that nightingales won't sing until the lily of the valley blooms each May. Their unique shape led them to be called "fairy bells" in Celtic cultures, and it was believed that only fairies could hear them ringing.

It is occasionally known as glovewort, due to its use in treating sore or chapped hands. It also makes a good natural dye, changing cloth to either yellow or green, depending on which season the leaves are gathered. It is considered a symbol of purity and humility, sweetness, and renewed happiness!

Naturalising bulbs is growing enormously in popularity, and the range of varieties that people are trying is broadening. You may think of ‘naturalising’ as growing bulbs in the lawn, but it’s equally applicable to growing them in a way where you leave them to their own devises to spread and seed themselves under trees or shrubs or in a woodland setting. If you do grow them in a lawn, just remember to allow plant leaves to die down for at least 6 weeks after they finish flowering.

Colour:White

Seeds:False

Bulbs:True

Shrubs:False

Tree:False

Plants:False

Aftercare - Easy:False

Aftercare - Moderate:False

Aftercare - High:False

Scented:True

Height:21-30cm

Edible Flower:False

Likes Acidic Soil:False

Containers:True

Beds & Borders:True

Partial or Full Shade:True

F1 Variety:False

Shrub:False

Ideal for beds and borders, patio pots and containers. Scented. Prefers partial or full shade.

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