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Lily of the Valley Lily of the Valley flowers are a welcome sight in the springtime. The fragrance and delicacy of the tiny white bell-shaped blossoms hanging down along 6-10 inch stems is hard to resist. Although some people find it invasive because of its ability to spread quickly, the dark green foliage is an ideal solution for problem shady areas. Unfortunately, it can be poisonous to animals and children, so it may not be the best choice for everyone.

Lily of the Valley

Plant Lily of the Valley in early fall, so that it has time to get established before cold weather arrives. Choose a shady or partly sunny location with soil that drains well. Set it into the ground at the same depth as its dirt enclosure. Adding a small amount of organic fertilizer to the hole will help its development. Space additional plants 6-12 inches apart. Water well, and keep watered throughout the summer if there is not adequate rainfall.