- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Suitable for Shade
- Perfect For
- Small Garden & Balcony
- Flowering Height
- 20-30 cm
- Bulb Size
- Top Size
- Pinks & Pastels
Convallaria Majalis Rosea
Flooding the air with exquisite scent, Lily of the Valley is a breath-taking spring delight. The exciting new variety ‘Majalis Rosea’ adorns this woodland classic with a soft, blushing charm: the usually white blooms are suffused with shell pink. Dangling delicately from fine, arching stems, the scalloped bells bob in the breeze against lush green foliage. The ‘pips’ of Convallaria will happily naturalise in a partially shaded spot, providing carpets of hazy pink for under-planting trees, shrubs and perennials. ‘Majalis Rosea’ is also beautiful for forcing indoors, and makes an enchanting cut flower for petite, perfumed bouquets.
Convallaria will thrive and multiply happily in a semi-shaded location, with well-drained soil which remains slightly moist at all times.
Although September and October are optimum planting months, Lily of the Valley may be planted at any time of year, providing the ground is not frozen.
Soak the roots before planting 5cm deep and 15cm apart in the soil.
Ensure consistent moisture, especially after planting. Prefers sandy soil which is slightly acidic.
During the first year, few flowers may be produced during a settling in period. Once established, expect a profusion of highly perfumed charming white bells on stems 20-30cm tall.