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Lily of the Valley

Convallaria majalis 'Rosea'

Standard wide leaves give way to stems that produce little creamy white bell-like flowers that mature into a soft, very pale pink. These little beauties have a heavenly scent.

This is a delightful and rather rare variation on an old-fashioned favourite. Plants form a clump of large green leaves, bearing short spikes of fragrant baby-pink bells in late spring. Clumps take a year or two to establish, then spread at steady pace, in time forming a sizeable patch. Tolerant of poor soils, even dry shade, but prefers a rich, moist soil. Protect from afternoon sun. Plants sometimes become dormant in summer, especially in regions with humid and hot weather. Easy and adaptable, this will even grow well in tubs or mixed containers. CAUTION: Toxic if eaten.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms spring

Mature Height:

4-6 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

2-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Shade,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow at 60-65° F while keeping evenly moist but not overly wet; provide 50% shade. Once actively growing, feed lightly at 50-75 ppm N with each watering. Plants will generally finish in 6-8 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 4
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant 3 pips per 4" pot in professional potting soil with roots spread horizontally 3/4" below soil with pips breaking the surface. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Extremely easy to grow in partial to full shade in moist, fertile, well-drained soil.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.