How to Plant Lily of the Valley

When to Plant Lily of the Valley

Plant your Lily of the Valley Roots in early Spring, as soon as the soil is workable and the danger of frost has passed.

Where to Plant Lily of the Valley

Plant in a shaded or partially shaded location. Lily of the Valley blooms best in partial shade. The plants will also grow in full shade, they may not produce as many flowers.

How to Plant Lily of the Valley

Loosen the soil to about 12 inches in depth. To amend soil, you can mix in compost and an all-purpose granular fertilizer. The hole should be wide and deep enough to place the bulb inside without bending the roots, and position the roots so the crown (where the roots meet the stem) is about an inch below the soil surface. Cover the roots with soil and water thoroughly.

How to Care for Lily of the Valley

After the flowers finish blooming, there's no need to deadhead. If the plants have access to plenty of moisture and are grown in part to full shade, their foliage will stay green throughout the season.