Convallaria 'Forcing Pips'
Convallaria 'Forcing Pips'
Convallaria 'Forcing Pips'
Convallaria 'Forcing Pips'
Convallaria 'Forcing Pips'
Convallaria 'Forcing Pips'
Convallaria 'Forcing Pips'
Convallaria 'Forcing Pips'
Convallaria 'Forcing Pips'
Convallaria 'Forcing Pips'

Convallaria 'Forcing Pips'

"Lily-of-the-valley"

Convallaria 'Forcing Pips'

3 pips — £4.95

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Orders placed before 1 March 2023
You can expect your order in March 2023

Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
You can expect your order in April 2023

Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
You can expect your order within 10 business days

Available for (pre)ordering again in December

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Description

Who doesn't love Lily-of-the-Valley? Each delicate arching stem carries a ladder of snow-white, bell-shaped blooms that have the most exotic and powerful fragrance. These white flowers are set against of a background of lush green foliage. And, once established in your garden – in the ground or in pots — Lily-of-the-Valley (Convallaria majalis) requires little maintenance and makes superb ground-cover for damp or shady areas, or for woodland gardens. Don't forget, too, that these exquisite blooms make a wonderful cut flower for scented, springtime posies!

 

We are now offering pre-chilled large Lily-of-the-Valley 'forcing pips', which will flower in their first year after planting. They can be planted in pots to keep indoors: the growth will come sooner (flowers may appear in 4-8 weeks, depending on the temperature of your home). No artificial lighting is required. They will give a beautiful display, and fill your rooms with the best of fragrances. After flowering, these indoor Lilies-of-the-Valley can be planted outdoors to give pleasure year-after-year.

 

Or, these large forcing pips can be planted straight out into the garden soil, set at a depth of 3 cm / 1½", and about 15 cm / 6" apart.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Suitable for indoors

  • Comes back every year

  • Fragrant

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Naturalising

  • Great for shade

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Convallaria majalis

  • Flower colour

    Green

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Plant size

    1 (forcing pips)

  • Established height

    20-30cm

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    100 plants per m2

  • Habit

    Spreading
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial
    Naturalising

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Partial shade
    Full shade
    Dappled shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Ground cover
    Gravel gardens
    Wildlife gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Indoors

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Damp
    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Clay
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • RHS Award (AGM)

    Yes

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    Yes

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    Skin/eyes irritant
    Toxic if eaten

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
    You can expect your order in March 2023

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
    You can expect your order in April 2023

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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