Is Lily of the Valley Invasive?

A horizontal close up photo of many lily of the valley plants growing closely together.

You’ve probably heard the saying “too much of a good thing,” right? It applies to desserts and it applies to plants. Beloved garden favorites like lily of the valley can sometimes escape cultivation and become invasive menaces. Learn how to control lily of the valley in this guide. Read more now.

Reasons Why Lily of the Valley May Fail to Bloom

A horizontal close up of the white, bell-shaped blooms of a lily of the valley.

Lily of the valley is an easy care perennial with delightful, fragrant flowers when given the right growing conditions. But a few issues, like overcrowding, dry soil, or too much sun can cause the plants to fail to bloom. For an abundance of flowers, learn about some easy fixes for lily of the valley that won’t bloom.

How to Grow Lily of the Valley: Your Planting and Care Guide

A bouquet of lilies of the valley are shown with their white flowers all facing down towards the ground. A single stem of C. majalis can hold several of the small, almost bell-shaped blossoms.

Finding the right flowering plants for your shade garden can be problematic, and early blooming and fragrant varieties can be few and far between. Luckily, there’s lily of the valley, a happy-to-spread and pleasantly scented addition that fits in those neglected corners of your flowerbeds. Read more on Gardener’s Path.

When and How to Divide Lily of the Valley

A close up horizontal image of well-spaced lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis) plants in full bloom.

Fragrant lily of the valley is a charming spring flower with bell-shaped blossoms. Despite its demure appearance, this ground-covering perennial is a vigorous grower that can become invasive. Read on and learn to divide lily of the valley to keep it in check and enjoy it in beds, borders, and drifts for years to come.