Lilies of the valley in a pot. Best offer

May lily of the valley spread

Lily of the valley is a spectacular herbaceous perennial, representative of the Asparagus family. The Latin name Convallaria majalis roughly translates as May Lily of the Valley. It grows in areas with a temperate climate.

It mainly grows in mixed, deciduous and forests with a lot of pine. Also on lawns.

The main factor for propagation is rich, well-drained soil. A shade-tolerant plant.

It forms curtains in places of great crowding.

The range of the species is China, all parts of Europe, Sakhalin, the Amur region, the Kuriles, North America, Transbaikalia.

In our country, lily of the valley is widespread throughout the territory, except for the steppe part and the high-altitude part of the Carpathian Mountains. This crop is harvested in the Ternopil, Transcarpathian, Chernivtsi, and Zhytomyr regions.

Lily of the valley description

The lily of the valley reaches a height of 15-30 cm. The rhizome is completely underground, thin. Small lower leaves are placed at the base of the rhizome. Also, two broad lanceolate pointed leaves and a peduncle appear from the rhizome.

At the top of the peduncle, an inflorescence of panicles of fragrant bell flowers is formed. The number of flowers in an inflorescence is from 7 to 10. After flowering, highly decorative berries are formed in the place of flowers, which attract birds.

Reproduction of lily of the valley occurs both vegetatively and with the help of seeds.

The use of lily of the valley in medicine

Lily of the valley contains such substances as saponins, essential oils, sugars, citric acid, terpenes, coumarins, and flavonoids.

Therefore, raw materials of lily of the valley are used for the manufacture of medical preparations. Preparations from lily of the valley are used to treat heart defects, liver disease, heart failure, gall bladder damage, and to strengthen capillaries. Some of them also have antispasmodic and vasodilating effects.

In folk medicine, this plant is used to treat insomnia and headache.

Use of lily of the valley in gardening

Lily of the valley is used to decorate shaded areas of the garden, garden paths, and to create mixed borders. It will also frame spring flower beds well.

Danger to the lily of the valley population

Since in the spring, lilies of the valley that grow in natural conditions are plucked en masse into bouquets and sold in flower and natural markets by the tens of thousands together with the roots, that is why the species needs protection in our country.

Mass harvesting of lily of the valley in natural conditions for the needs of official and traditional medicine also causes great damage.

For protection, it is necessary both to reduce harvesting and plucking for bouquets, and to plant new populations.

Lilies of the valley in a pot from Florium

That is why we have prepared a unique offer for you – 2 beautiful lily of the valley plants in 1 pot. You can create a small environmentally friendly population in your home!

You can also give a wonderful gift to relatives or loved ones.

Usually, the plant blooms in May, but thanks to proper planting and cultivation, you will get flowering already in winter.

The flowering of the lily of the valley will delight you for a month, giving both snow-white flowers and a delicate aroma.

In addition, the plant is quite compact and will not take up much space both in a private house and in an apartment.

It will decorate your desktop, windowsill, or balcony.

Lily of the valley care after flowering

After flowering, plants are watered, fertilized with phosphorus and potassium fertilizers. In the spring, you can either transplant them to a flower bed or garden, or leave them dormant in a pot until next winter.

In this case, the next flowering will be in a year.

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Published: 06.01.2020

Lilies of the valley in a pot. Best offer

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