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Lily of the valley is an early-blooming perennial with a lovely scent that thrives in a shady garden. Learn how to grow lily of the valley in your garden.

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Here's What You Need to Know

What is Lilly of the Valley?

Lily of the valley, also called lady's tears, is a perennial plant with vertically rolled, dark green leaves that unfurl in early spring, and then die back in fall.

When to plant

The optimum time to plant lily of the valley is early spring when the plant is still dormant.

Where to plant

It’s an excellent option for planting under trees or shrubs, in woodland areas, or on a slope where the deep, spreading roots can help with erosion control.

How to plant lily of the valley

You can plant rhizome sections a couple of inches apart or space them farther away and let them spread and fill the ground between plants.

Caring for lily of the valley

Lily of the valley requires little care except for spreading some mulch, compost, or aged manure over the beds in late fall and occasional watering, especially in hot, dry conditions.

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