Convallaria majalis var. Rosea, Pink Lily of the Valley, Zones 3-7
This is a delightful and rather rare variation on an old-fashioned favourite. Plants form a clump of large green leaves, bearing short spikes of fragrant baby-pink bells in late spring. Clumps take a year or two to establish, then spread at steady pace, in time forming a sizeable patch. Tolerant of poor soils, even dry shade, but prefers a rich, moist soil. Protect from afternoon sun. Plants sometimes become dormant in summer, especially in regions with humid and hot weather. Easy and adaptable, this plant will grow well in tubs or mixed containers.
Sun Exposure: part to full shade Soil type: average, humusy, organically rich but will tolerate poor soils
Soil PH: all
Soil Moisture: average to moist, but will tolerate dry shade
Care level: Easy (keep from hot afternoon sun)
Flower color: light pink
Bloom time: mid to late spring
Foliage Color: deep green
Uses and Characteristics: Edging, Groundcover, Fragrant, Deer and Rabbit Resistant, Cut Flower, Woodland, containers, poisonous/toxic
Flower head size: small
Height: 10-15 cm (4-6”)
Spread: 30-45 cm (12-18”)
Growth Rate: slowPropagation: by division in spring or fall
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