Caution: toxic if eaten. Lily of the Valley grows best in a shady or semi shady position. However it will grow in sun provided that soil is kept reliably moist throughout hot summers. Plant Lily of the Valley pips in autumn or spring in moist, well drained, fertile soil. Add plenty of well rotted manure or compost. Plant pips at a depth of 3cm (1") and 15cm (6") apart. Firm soil around pips and water well. Overcrowded clumps can be lifted, potted up and brought indoors for a beautiful display. Replant outdoors after flowering.
Water regularly throughout the growing season. Lily of the Valley particularly dislikes dry soil in summer! Allow the foliage to die back naturally as this will help to feed the pips for the following year. Any yellowed foliage can then be removed. In autumn, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or compost.
We will do our best to ship your plants or bulbs to you at the ideal time for planting as stated against each product. We recommend that you prepare your soil, planting beds or patio containers ahead of time so you are ready to plant out, or pot on, just as soon as your order arrives. You will find the name of the variety printed on the top line of the address label on your package. Please ensure that you open the packaging immediately and carefully read through the instruction leaflet provided. For greatest success, please pot on or plant out as soon as possible, following the cultural instructions enclosed with your order.
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