Lily of the valley has sweet scented, pure-white bell like flowers. It prefers dappled shade and will survive in full shade, although flowering will be reduced. However, it is ideal in a woodland setting, and will grow in any soil. The pretty flowers appear in early Summer, followed by the fruit as small orange-red berries. It will create good ground cover as it spreads gradually by rhizomes. However all parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested.
The second part of the Latin name, refers to the fact that it flowers in May ( although usually later in the UK ) It is the birth flower of the month of May and in Cornwall is worn on Flora day. The flowers are a popular choice for Spring wedding bouquets.
Lily of the valley is used as a food plant by the larvae of some moth and butterfly species including the grey chi. Also a great food source for leaf beetles.
To attract more wildlife to your garden why not add a wild bird feeder to your basket.
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