How to Ship Lily of the Valley Flowers


Lily of the valley flowers are a fast-spreading ground cover plant. They bloom in mid spring with tiny bell-shaped flowers on tall graceful stems. Their fragrance is light and sweet. Lily of the valley are simple plants to send through the U.S. Postal Service. Clean, healthy specimens are optimal for sharing with friends and family, and the plants have small bulbous roots that make for easy packaging.

Step 1

Clean the roots. Place them under running water and remove all soil from them. Set them on paper towels to dry.

Step 2

Wrap the roots in newspaper. Place them in a Ziploc-type bag and seal the bag. Place the same varieties in a bag together and label each bag.

Step 3

Put together a priority-mailing box. Place a 1-inch layer of packing peanuts in the bottom. Place one bag at a time in the box and cover with a layer of packing peanuts. Fill the box to the top with packing peanuts to make sure that the bags do not shift during shipping.

Step 4

Seal the box with packing tape. Make sure to properly address the box. Use priority mail to ensure a fast, safe delivery.

Things You'll Need

  • Bare root cuttings
  • Newspaper
  • Ziploc-type bag
  • Marker
  • Labels
  • Priority box
  • Packing peanuts
  • Packing tape


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Currently residing in Myrtle Beach, SC, Tammy Curry began writing agricultural and frugal living articles in 2004. Her articles have appeared in the Mid-Atlantic Farm Chronicle and Country Family Magazine. Ms. Curry has also written SEO articles for She holds an associate's degree in science from Jefferson College of Health Sciences.