Lily of the valley, sometimes written lily-of-the-valley, scientific name Convallaria majalis, is a sweetly scented, highly poisonous woodland flowering plant that is native throughout the cool temperate Northern Hemisphere in Asia, and Europe.
It is possibly the only species in the genus Convallaria (or one of two or three, if C. keiskei and C. transcaucasica are recognised as separate species). In the APG III system, the genus is placed in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Nolinoideae (formerly the family Ruscaceae. It was formerly placed in its own family Convallariaceae, and, like many lilioid monocots, before that in the lily family Liliaceae
Lamprocapnos spectabilis is a species of flowering plant in the poppy family Papaveraceae, native to Siberia, northern China, Korea and Japan.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Maximum Reachable Height
||1.00 to 1.50 feet
||April to July
||easy to grow
Planting and care
Care for bleeding heart includes keeping the soil consistently moist by regular watering. The bleeding heart plant likes to be planted in organic soil in a shady or part shade area. Work compost into the area before planting the bleeding heart plant in fall or spring
Lily of the Valley care
Care for bleeding heart includes keeping the soil consistently moist by regular watering. The bleeding heart plant likes to be planted in organic soil in a shady or part shade area
Work compost into the area before planting the bleeding heart plant in fall or spring.
|| well-drained soil
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Lily of the Valley special feature
Shaded border, woodland garden, rock garden, wildflower garden or naturalized area.
Lily of the Valley uses
- of Bleeding Hearts June 05 2015
- Dicentra formosa
- Native people as a toothace remedy and can be combined with other nervines