With such deliciously fragrant bells, it is no wonder Lily of the Valley has graced gardens around the world for generations. Its nostalgic charm is undeniable, with pretty white flowers on narrow stems amongst lush, upright, green foliage.
Once settled in the right spot, Lily of the Valley will naturalise readily and form small, delightful colonies.
You can plant your Lily of the Valley in moist, shaded areas such as under eaves, trees or shrubs where other plants are hard to grow. They thrive in shaded sites, as an under storey plant or ground cover. Lily of the Valley prefers moist, humus rich, well drained soils.
Paradoxically we grow this crop in our paddock, where we have noticed that even though it is a part shade plant that loves humus rich soils, once it establishes, it will grow in full sun. In our paddock it is in volcanic soil and it grows out in the open. Keep in mind we are in the hills with higher than average rainfall and have cold winters with frosts.
Lily of the Valley can be grown in pots but you will need to be onto it with the watering .
Cool to Temperate
Full Sun to Semi Shade