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Convallaria

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convallaria

Name

Commonly known as lily-of-the-valley

Description

Little white bells arranged up a short delicate stem.

Origin

First cultivated in 1420

Colour

White

Availability

Mainly April and May

Care tips

Must not be left out of water too long. Keep cool and shaded.

Facts

Signifies a "return to happiness" in the Victorian language of flowers. Lily-of-the-valley are much used in bridal arrangements for their sweet perfume. Traditionally associated with May 1st, especially in France where muguet is handed out at special events.

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