Lily of the valley is one of those iconic flowers that we all seem to have a soft spot for. It is not always easy to make it happy but a site with good light but no direct sun shine in a moisture retentive soil heavily laced with compost and leaf mould is a good start. Its white highly scented flowers produced in high spring usually has people quivering with excitement. At the moment I have 6″ pots of the rarer pale pink form at $18.50 and next spring will again have the white type as well as the amazing gold variegated form with its striped leaves. Hopefully the double flowered one as well!! And you all thought that there was only one Lily of the Valley!
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Horticulturalist, nurseryman, collector, prolific writer and award-winning radio broadcaster and TV host. Owner of Dicksonia Rare Plants nursery and open garden Tugurium. ABC patron of Royal Hortocultural Society Victoria & friends of Geelong Botanic gardens President Plant Trust.