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PlantFiles: Canada Mayflower, False Lily of the Valley
Maianthemum canadense

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Family: Asparagaceae
Genus: Maianthemum (may-an-the-mum) (Info)
Species: canadense (ka-na-DEN-see) (Info)

Synonym:Convallaria canadensis
Synonym:Smilacina canadensis
Synonym:Styrandra amplexicaulis
Synonym:Styrandra canadensis
Synonym:Unifolium canadense

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Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Perennials

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
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:
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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Regional...

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

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Machias, Maine
Perry, Maine
Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Bay City, Michigan
Erie, Michigan
Saint Helen, Michigan
West Branch, Michigan
Bemidji, Minnesota
Pequot Lakes, Minnesota
Frenchtown, New Jersey
Croton On Hudson, New York
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Hope Valley, Rhode Island
Hancock, Wisconsin



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