Lily of the Valley - big, beautiful and fragrant!
The C. majalis species is native to temperate regions in the northern hemisphere: near trees, light understory, banksides.
Convallaria majalis 'Hardwick Hall' is a variety named about the gardens of Hardwick Hall, (Derbyshire, UK)*
Convallaria majalis 'Hardwick Hall' is a clear improvement on the wild species and has superb, large, slightly bluish leaves with a golden edge and remarkably fragrant, large, white, hanging bell flowers.
This is a rhizomatous plant, which, in the right conditions, can make a good ground cover.
Grow in the shade or partial shade, in a moist spot in soft, humus-rich earth that drains well.
Maintenance: trim the foliage and mulch with leaf mould in the autumn.
* “Hardwick Hall, more glass than wall”, a jewel of Elizabethan architecture!
- 9,5cm pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 7-10
- Height: 10 to 30cm
- Plant spacing: 40 cm
- Flower colour: white
- Flowering period: spring flowers