- Botanical Name:Convallaria majalis
- Height:6 – 12 inches.
- Spacing:12 inches.
- Depth:Plant so that the crown in at soil surface and the roots facing downward.
- Spread:9 – 12 inches.
- Light Required:Partial Shade, Full Shade
- Blooms:Mid Spring, Late Spring
- Form:Perennial, Groundcover
- Flower Form:Pendant white, waxy, sweetly fragrant, fragile looking, 1/4″ bell shaped flowers with a scalloped edge.
- Soil Requirements:Moist, fertile soil; sandy loam to clay soil; neutral to slightly acidic soil.
- Growth Rate:Moderate to fast.
- Pruning:No pruning needed.
- Foliage:Dark green, glossy, elliptical leaves.
- Comments:Wonderfully fragrant petite, white nodding bell shaped flowers are surrounded by deep green oval leaves. Spreads nicely as a ground cover for a shaded area or woodland setting. Tends to go dormant or die back in late summer or early fall, sometimes even before the first frost.
Traditional favorite to tuck into wedding bouquets! Forms a fast-spreading carpet of graceful, 8-in. leaves. In mid spring, bursts into a sweet-smelling shower of tiny bell flowers 6-12 in. tall. Multiplies from underground stems. Full to partial shade. Zones 3-9.