How to plant lily of the valley
Lily of the valley plants are readily available as rooted crowns. Soak these in water for half an hour and then plant in individual pots to establish before planting them in their final growing positions from May onwards.
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Follow our step-by-step guide to planting lily of the valley below.
You will need
Lily of the valley crowns
Multifunctional, peat-free compost
Lily of the valley crowns are available from garden centers or online, at around £4 for 15. They are difficult to establish in cold, wet soil outside, so plant in pots first.
Soak roots in water for half an hour if they look dry. Carefully separate into individual crowns, each with a shoot and a set of roots. Plant one per 7-8 cm pot.
Fill the pot with compost, leaving the shoot just above the surface. Water, then place in a cool greenhouse. Continue watering and planting out when the roots fill the pot.,