Pink Lily of the Valley
Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to your hardiness zone.
Convallaria majalis. Lily of the Valley is a classic cottage garden gem. Perfectly bell-shaped pendant flowers in soft baby-pink have one of the sweetest perfumes imaginable. Beautiful and tidy dark-green foliage. Once established, Lily of the Valley can create a veritable carpet of flowers, especially in moist and shady locations. Height 6-8". No.1 size root.
Sold as: Pkg of 2
|1||Pkg of 2||$ 12.95 / pkg|
|2||Pkg of 2||$ 11.85 / pkg|
|3||Pkg of 2||$ 11.25 / pkg|
|4+||Pkg of 2||$ 10.60 / pkg|
It is very important to plant as soon as possible after you receive them. If it is necessary to store them for a short time before planting them, open the plastic bags. If the roots appear dry, soak them for a few hours in warm water. Store in slightly moist peat moss in a cold, but not freezing location until you can plant. They can also be placed in pots of soil if planting will be delayed for more than 2 weeks. Use any peat-based potting soil and pots with drainage holes.
Soak bare-root perennials in water for a few hours before planting. Unless otherwise specified, bare-root perennials are usually planted with the crown (where the shoots meet the roots) an inch below the soil surface. Firm soil gently to eliminate air pockets and water in well. Mark the area clearly since it may be a while before the plant shows itself.
Soak pips in warm water for 2-3 hours before planting. Plant the rhizomes (pips) on their sides, 1"-2" deep and 4"-6" apart in very early spring or fall.
Grow in rich, well-drianed soil; full to part shade. Note: Lily of the Valley can be difficult to establish in some areas. It often is more successful to plant the pips (5 per 8" pot) in pots of potting soil and get them growing before planting outside in late spring. Mulch heavily in fall with compost. After a few years, if bloom becomes sparse, lift some of the pips and divide them.