Lily of the valley – Convallaria majalis
Symbolism: Lily of the valley flowers symbolize humility, purity, and the return of happiness.
Description: These dainty, delicate flowers feature nodding white bell-shaped blooms that grow in clusters on one side of a leafless stalk. The plant has glossy leaves, typically two, situated at the base. The fruit of the plant is a red berry.
Named after: The flower is named after its Latin name, Convallaria majalis (convallis meaning “'valley” and majalis, “the month of May”') Being a member of the lily family, the flower was given the common name of “lily of the valley”.
Latin/Scientific name: Convallaria majalis
Native to: Eurasia and eastern North America
Flowering period: The highly scented, white bell-shaped flowers bloom for just three weeks in May.
Vase life: 2 to 6 days with proper care and handling
Popular use in floral arrangements or bouquets: Lily of the valley is a traditional choice for bridal bouquets and, due to their small size, they are also ideal for boutonnieres and small arrangements.
When in stock in our shops: Rare - only one week during the year in spring and upon request.