Lily Of The Valley

Lily Of The Valley

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 “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. 

Love the scent of lilies of the valley?

Spring time is the best time to call to see if we have them in our stores.

Westmount: (514) 488-9121

Pointe-Claire: (514) 697-5858

More from the flower reference guide

View all
African Violet
Alstroemeria - Peruvian Lily