Lily of the Valley (Convallaria)
Convallaria, commonly known as Lily-of-the-Valley, is a delightful and richly fragrant plant that forms medium-green foliage that spreads like a ground cover. Standing 8-12 inches tall, the leaves stay lush and glossy all-season long. Sprouting slightly arching single flower stalks covered with nodding bell-shaped, white flowers that bloom in early to mid-spring, each stalk will produce as many as 12 tiny, waxy, intensely fragrant flowers. This easy-care plant doesn’t require much to thrive but will take a couple of years to establish and may not flower the first year. Lily-of-the-Valley relishes well-drained but moist soil and does best in partial shade but can also be adapted to full sun or full shade, depending on the amount of moisture it receives.