Also called May Lily, Mugget, Mayflower
More About Convallaria majalis
- Fragrant, white, bell-shaped flowers, on arching stems above the foliage
- After the flowers finish, red berries form
- Bright green, lance-shaped leaves
- Bloom Time: Early spring
Seeds of Convallaria majalis may cause a mild stomach upset if ingested. Has been known to cause heart complications.
Lily of the Valley Growing and Maintenance Tips
Spreads by rhizomes and grows best in a moist, fertile soil, in full to partial shade. Great ground cover for shady locations. Flowering may become sparse as the patch becomes denser; thinning of plants may be required.
Convallaria majalis Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Flowering TimeEarly Spring