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Convallaria

Convallaria (Lily of the Valley)

Convallaria plants are well-known for producing a cluster of small, white, bell-shaped, fragrant flowers in spring. Culvitated varieties may have pink flowers, double flowers, extra large flowers or variegated leaves.

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The genus Convallaria contains 1-3 species, depending on your taxonomist, but don't ask me what family it is in as there is also little agreement on that. Some taxonomists put Convallaria in Liliaceae, others put it in the eponymous Convallariaceae, still others put it in Asparagaceae, and some put it into Ruscaceae. Convallaria is native to northern areas of Europe and Asia, but is grown in gardens worldwide.

Convallaria plants are well-known for producing a cluster of small, white, bell-shaped, fragrant flowers in spring. Culvitated varieties may have pink flowers, double flowers, extra large flowers or variegated leaves. Convallaria has a rich history in Christian legends and the flowers symbolize humility and the ability to envision a better world. I think we should plant convallaria in every politician's garden! In the language of flowers, convallaria signifies sweetness, trustworthiness, and the return of happiness.

Convallaria prefers cool, shady, moist conditions and is adaptable to a wide variety of garden soil. Convallaria spreads via rhizomes to form extensive colonies when it is happy. It can be so prolific that in some gardens it may even be considered a weed...although what a charming little weed it is. When you're ready to buy convallaria for your perennial garden, check out our online offering of convallaria for sale.