European Lily of the Valley, May Bells, Our Lady's Tears
Convallaria majalis 'Rosea'

Family: Asparagaceae
Genus: Convallaria (kon-vuh-LAIR-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: majalis (maj-AY-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Rosea
Synonym:Convallaria latifolia
Synonym:Convallaria linnaei
Synonym:Convallaria mappii
Synonym:Convallaria transcaucasica
Synonym:Polygonatum majale
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Category:

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Denver, Colorado

Cherry Valley, Illinois

Hampton, Illinois

Washington, Illinois

Winnetka, Illinois

Elkton, Maryland

Roslindale, Massachusetts

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Raleigh, North Carolina

Chesterland, Ohio

Ravenna, Ohio

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative

On Feb 27, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

As the pics show, the color is not a clear pink, but a muddy, washy, impure, grayish pink. Flowers are smaller than the species. I think its only garden value is the bragging rights it gives the gardener.

I usually prefer pink flowers to white, but for this variety, I give thumbs down.

Neutral

On Jul 12, 2011, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Flowers are smaller than in regular species Convallaria majalis. Blooms in May in my garden.