May bells

About the May bells

The Lily of the valley or May bells (Convallaria majalis) is a perennial that can grow to 30cm high, and that occurs in the wild in forested areas. It grows from a spreading underground stem (rhizome).

The flower is white and bell-shaped, with a wonderful fragrance. But be mindful of animals and small children, as the plant is poisonous!

Care advice

To enjoy the flowers for as long as possible, water regularly and keep in well-lighted spot, but not in direct sunlight. After flowering ends, you can plant the pot ball in a sheltered spot in the garden. It will grow and flower again next year.