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Convallaria majalis

Previously known as:

  • Convallaria majuscula
  • Convallaria montana
Phonetic Spelling
kon-vah-LAIR-ee-ah ma-JAL-lis
This plant has medium severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Use in beds, rock gardens, and woodland gardens; tolerates summer drought.  Plant at a depth of 3 in. to the base of the rhizome, 15-25 plants per sq. ft.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bulb#poisonous#partial shade#fragrant flowers#drought tolerant#white flowers#spring bulb#rhizomes#small flowers#bell shape#tiny#woodland#rock gardens#delicate flowers
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bulb#poisonous#partial shade#fragrant flowers#drought tolerant#white flowers#spring bulb#rhizomes#small flowers#bell shape#tiny#woodland#rock gardens#delicate flowers
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Convallaria
    Species:
    majalis
    Family:
    Asparagaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eurasia
    Bulb Storage:
    Not necessary
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 0 ft. 10 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 1 in. - 0 ft. 2 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Poisonous
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    A red berry but seldom formed
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Flower Petals:
    fused petals
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    1-sided, slender cluster, each small, nodding, aromatic, white, and bell-shaped
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    leaves 2 or 3, basal
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Medium
    Poison Symptoms:
    TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. Irregular and slow pulse, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Cardiac glycosides and saponins
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Sap/Juice
    Seeds
    Stems