Friday, May 1, 2020

The Birth Flower For May ... Lily Of The Valley

One of the prettiest flowers in the spring landscape is Lily of the Valley.  It is the birth flower for the month of May.

Lily of the Valley's tiny bell-shaped, richly fragrant flowers usually bloom from late April through May.  Grown from rhizomes, the plants grow to a height of approximately 6 inches tall and and 6 to 12 inches wide. It prefers a shady spot in rich moist soil.  As an added bonus, Lilly of the Valley are deer resistant.

Besides pretty white flowers, Lily of the Valley can also be found in a delicate shade of pink.


As for it's meaning, Lily of the Valley signifies  humility, sweetness, and purity.  The plant is also sometimes referred to as Lady's Tears.

Lily of the Valley is lovely growing in the garden

or tuck a bouquet into a cute container!


Thinking more along the lines of something more formal?  Lily of the Valley is absolutely stunning when added to a May bride's wedding bouquet.

Keep Lily of the Valley in a shady, moist spot and she will continue to spread her intoxicating sweet fragrance and grace your garden with  her dainty bell-shaped flowers for years to come.

Happy Gardening!