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Convallaria majalis 'Bordeaux' (Giant lily of the valley)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Convallaria majalis 'Bordeaux'

Other names

Giant lily of the valley

Genus

Convallaria Convallaria

Variety or Cultivar

'Bordeaux' _ 'Bordeaux' is a deciduous perennial with nodding, bell-shaped, fragrant white flowers and paired, elliptic leaves. Nearly double the size of a traditional Lily of the Valley.


Convallaria majalis 'Bordeaux' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

The flowers are scented

Habit

Clump-forming

Toxicity

Highly toxic if eaten.

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring

How to care

Watch out for

Leaf spot Leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Convallaria majalis 'Bordeaux' (Giant lily of the valley) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Underplanting

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, humus-rich moist soil in full or part shade. Mulch with leaf mould in autumn.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Convallaria majalis 'Bordeaux'

Other names

Giant lily of the valley

Genus

Convallaria Convallaria

Variety or Cultivar

'Bordeaux' _ 'Bordeaux' is a deciduous perennial with nodding, bell-shaped, fragrant white flowers and paired, elliptic leaves. Nearly double the size of a traditional Lily of the Valley.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

The flowers are scented

Habit

Clump-forming

Toxicity

Highly toxic if eaten.


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Convallaria majalis 'Bordeaux' (Giant lily of the valley) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Underplanting

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, humus-rich moist soil in full or part shade. Mulch with leaf mould in autumn.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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(23/08/2011)

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