Easy to grow in well drained soil, Lilies will naturalise each year for continued pleasure and 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.