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Lily of the Valley - Convallaria majus
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Lily of the Valley - Convallaria majus

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Cultural notes

Convallarias grow best in partial shade in a soil containing copious amounts of leaf mould or compost to give ample moisture at the roots.

Plant the crowns singly just below the surface of the soil in September / October, approx. 3- 4(70-100mm) apart, with their pointed ends uppermost. Small clumps can be planted 6 8 (150-200mm) apart.

Divide and replant the rhizomes from October to March providing the soil is not frozen.

Sow seeds when ripe, or in October. Prick out the young seedlings in to a nursery bed and grow on for two or three years before setting out in final positions.

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