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botanical name:
Convallaria majalis
Convallaria majalis © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Lily of the Valley
family:  Liliaceae
characteristics: perennial, ground-cover, scented/aromatic
height: 0.25m
width: 0.40m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: orange
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 8
description:
Well known for its sprays of very fragrant small bell shaped flowers held over quite large pointed oval shaped leaves. If the conditions suit, it will spread vigorously by underground rhizomes once established. Foliage can make good ground cover in woodland situations.

cultivation:
Fertile, humus-rich, moist soil in part or full shade.

propagation:
From seed or by division

usage:
Woodland gardens, shady borders and under trees and shrubs.
Medicinal herb, used for heart problems, similar in effect to Digitalis though possibly slightly less toxic.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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