The Lily of the Valley (Convallaria Majalis) is a delicate, nodding, tiny, bell-shaped, white flower. Its scent is very intoxicating. It is one of the most beautiful flowers of the Lily family. The Lily of the Valley grows in a cluster on a leafless 8-10″stalk emerging from a rosette of leaves. Dainty bells bloom in late spring and last until the beginning of summer. Once the Lily of the Valley flower has bloomed, the foliage can be left as a ground cover.
Lilies of the Valley are native to the Northern Hemisphere in Asia and Europe and eastern USA. In wild they are found growing in light shade in dry woods. Lilies of the Valley are cultivated in many temperate parts of the world. Lily of the Valley require little maintenance. They are valued for their ornamental value. They thrive in the shade, spread rapidly and create dense clumps. They add a sweet fragrance to any garden.
Lilies of the Valley are clean and sweet flowers and are often associated with weddings. They are very popular wedding flowers. They add an elegant touch to any wedding table centerpiece, bouquet and corsage. The Lily of the Valley flower can also be a perfect choice for the wedding invitations. Lilies of the Valley are often used for the decoration of the church and home.
Lilies of the Valley are highly cultivated for their scent and can be found in various perfumes. The Lily of the Valley flower image offen appears on linens, china and silver.
The Lily of the Valley plant has been used medicinally as a poison antidote for cardiac disorders and epilepsy. It is believed to strength the brain and renovate a weak memory. In Chinese medicine, Lilies of the Valley are used as a tonic.
In the Language of Flowers the Lily of the Valley flower is a symbol of humility, sweetness and renewed happiness.
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