Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Lily of the Valley
Convallaria majalis

Lily of the Valley
Lily of the Valley
Small, fragrant,white flowers in spring. 
Partial to full shade. Lily of the Valley prefers a moist, organic soil. 
  • 'Flore Pleno'-double flowers.
  • 'Rosea'-light purplish pink flowers.
Mature Height
6-12 Inches
USDA Hardiness Zone
3 - 8 
Bloom Color
Bloom Season
April - April
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Foliage Color
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

Anthracnose and stem rots are potential problems.
Additional Notes
Lily of the Valley is a strong, colonizing groundcover and may be considered aggressive.


Related Resources
Home, Yard & Garden Pest Guide
Illinois Commercial Landscape and Turfgrass Pest Management Handbook
U of IL - Distance Diagnosis through Digital Imaging
U of IL - Plant Clinic