☛Convallaria certainly outranks nearly all other perennials when it comes to fragrance, retaining its heady perfume when
cut for fresh bouquets. It is considered a standard flower for bridal bouquets and is easy to preserve so it can be enjoyed
for years to come.
☛Convallaria is easy to grow in most soil types and partial to full shade. Recommended uses include:
• Groundcover under trees and shrubs • Erosion control for slopes • Wildflower for woodland gardens
• Beautiful container plant • Strongly fragrant cut flower
☛Convallaria is an ultra-hardy perennial that actually prefers cold weather. Gardeners as far north as zone 2 (-40ºF)
can grow this perennial successfully. Though it will tolerate the warmer weather of zones 6 and 7, it struggles to battle the
humidity of zone 8 (20ºF).
FORCING CONVALLARIA (Lily of the Valley)
Timing: ProNur’s pre-chilled Convallaria flowering pips can be forced into flower in just 8 weeks when grown at 61°F with no artificial light. Pot up the flowering pips by Valentine’s Day, February 14th if forcing for Easter.
1. Start by ordering high quality, pre-chilled Convallaria pips from ProNur Though we offer both planting and flowering pips, flowering pips work best for forcing; planting pips may not flower the first year.
2. Prepare the soil. We recommend using a commercial potting mix with a pH of 5.8-6.5. Pre-moisten the mix before planting, but don’t let it get soggy.
3. Plant the pips with the conical end pointing
up so that the
4. We recommend planting 4 pips per quart container. Though they can be potted up into larger containers, remember that the more you plant in the pot, evenly spaced, the better the finished plant will look.5. If you have a way to keep some of the bare rhizomes cool, staging your planting is a good idea so you will always have some in bloom . Simply pot up more each week to two weeks and allow 8 weeks for them to come into bloom. Alternatively, you can stage your Convallaria orders
☛Once it has been forced in containers, this classic beauty can be reused in the garden. Store the rhizomes in a cool,
dry place, then plant them outdoors in partial to full shade when the danger of frost has passed. They may miss a year of
blooming, but will regain their awesome vigor and blooming capabilities in subsequent years. Plants should not be forced
for a second year.