Lily of the Valley
humus rich, well drained, fairly moist
acid - neutral - alkaline
temperate regions in Europe and Asia
Lily of the valley is the only species of the genus Convallaria, formerly in the lily family, but currently in the asparagus family, Asparagaceae. It is a woodland plant, native to beech woods in Europe and Asia.
Division in spring or autumn.
Seed – needs cold stratification, best sown in September - November.
Seed just covered and stored outside until germination. Germination can be slow and the seed may germinate a year later, so it‘s important to not throw it away prematurely. Seed has short viability so it‘s important to sow it as soon as possible. Optimum germination temperature is 15°C (60°F)
Beautiful woodland plant that grows best in humus rich soil, in dappled shade. Toxic plant.