|North of the Adirondacks
An Unusual Site Planted by a Blooming Looneytic
That survive colder winters than my wife's feet
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|Lily of the Valley
A slow but aggressive spreader, Lily of the Valley will tolerate dry conditions but after blooming the foliage will die back. Constant moisture will keep the plants green throughout the growing season. They prefer shade and will grow in most soil types. Fragrant bell shaped flowers are followed by glossy red berries.
Transplanting is easy - dig the roots up at any time and cover with a couple inches of soil - keep moist until established then spend the rest of your time trying to beat it back. Once established it is hard to get rid of. The smallest piece of root will start the cycle all over.
Soil Type - Sandy loam to clay soils
Height - 6 in.