When it comes to seasonal blooms, for many, “Spring” can be summed up by one flower: Lily of the Valley.
This exquisite blossom has a gorgeous appearance and a very clean, sweet fragrance.
- Plant lily-of-the-valley in full sun or part shade in well-drained soil.
- Add a light application of organic fertilizer to the planting hole.
- Place the plants no deeper than they were growing in the containers. Set the plants 1 foot apart.
- Mulch around but not on top of the plants with 3 inches of organic compost.
- Water well until soil is completely moist.
- Cut any remaining old stems back to the ground in early spring using bypass pruners.
- Mulch around but not on top of the plants with 3 inches of organic compost in spring.
- Water well weekly until soil is completely moist in summers with no rainfall.
Caring for Lily-of-the-Valley bulbs requires planting them in cool climates, watering them consistently through the first year and making sure the bulbs never dry out.