European Lily Of The Valley (Majalis)

The European Lily Of The Valley (Majalis) is generally described as a perennial forb/herb. This is not native to the U.S. (United States) and has its most active growth period in the summer . The European Lily Of The Valley (Majalis) has green foliage and inconspicuous white flowers, with conspicuous brown fruits or seeds. Leaves are not retained year to year. The European Lily Of The Valley (Majalis) has a moderate life span relative to most other plant species and a slow growth rate.

The European Lily Of The Valley (Majalis) is easily found in nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by bulbs, container, sprigs. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below -33°F. has low tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.

Plant Basics
Category
Growth Rate Slow
General Type Forb/herb
Growth Period Summer
Growth Duration Perennial
Lifespan Moderate
Plant Nativity Introduced to U.S.
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Physical Characteristics
Bloom Period Summer
Displays Fall Colors No
Shape/Growth Form Rhizomatous
Drought Tolerance Low
Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Height When Mature 0.8
Vegetative Spread Slow
Flower Color White
Flower Conspicuousness Yes
Seed Spread Rate None
Gardening Characteristics
Propagations (Ways to Grow) Bulbs, Container, Sprigs
Moisture Requirements Medium
Cold Stratification Required No
Minimum Temperature -33
Soil Depth for Roots 10
Toxic to Nearby Plants No
Toxic to Livestock No
After-Harvest Regrowth Rate Slow
After-Harvest Resprout Ability No
Responds to Coppicing No
Growth Requirements
pH Range 5.5–7.5 pH
Precipitation Range 32–32 inches/yr
Planting Density 4800–11000 indiv./acre
Soil Textures Fine, Medium
Soil Depth for Roots 10
Minimum Frost-Free Days 130 day(s)
Salinity Tolerance Low
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Sustainability & Use
Leaf Retention No
Palatability Low
Fire Resistant No

Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database, plants.usda.gov.
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA