What to add to soil when Lily of the valley will not flower? I have hydrangea blooms beautiful, Hosta blooms beautiful in same flower bed. Gardenia grow great, though flowers do not last long but I think this is normal.
Lily Of The Valley may struggle in warmer growing zones.
Many people in warmer climates will grow them as annuals.
Here are a few links for you.
Is it Ok to cut down the leaves of the lily of the valley? As they do not cover an entire area, they look a bit messy all over the bed. Thank you.
Cutting them down early before they die back naturally could cause loss of flowers for next spring.
If you have a large area of them and your not to concerned about the loss of flower, you certainly can trim them back.
I need to get rid of lily of the valley because it is taking over. Someone told me that I could use a mixture of vinegar/salt/dish detergent. How effective is this mixture and will it damage other plants close by? I have a Holly Bush very nearby. How many times should I apply this mixture and when?
Here is an article that will tell you how to control lily of the valley. Any literature I have read espouses the use of glysophate to remove it the most effectively.
My Lily of the Valley has red berries. Can I pick them and give them away for others to plant?
It is very difficult to grow Lily Of The Valley from seed.
They are best growing from division.
Here is a link with more information.
Why do my lily of the valley plants turn brown on the edges during the summer? They multiply and have lovely flowers in the spring, but when the weather turns warm, the leaves turn brown on the edges.
They may need more moisture during the hottest part of summer. They prefer a moist soil.
Here is a link to refresh you on the care requirements.
We are building a house and plan to move next August; I have a number of lily of the valley plants I'd like to bring with me when I go. What's the best way for me to do this? Do I let them bloom again this spring and then dig them up to transplant in late summer? Or do I dig up the bulbs now and try to store them over the winter?
Leave the Lily Of The Valley in the ground until you are ready to move them.
You can trim back the plants to about 4 to 5 inches to aid in lifting the plants.
If you can move them to their new home right away this would be best otherwise place them in pots and care for them as potted plants until you can replant them.
Potted plants will need more water then they would in the ground.
We are moving and my grandmother had lily of the valley at the side of her home. It has not come up yet. Can we just dig in the dirt and take a few large shovelfuls to transplant, hoping to get lucky? Would we see as bulb? Any tips appreciated. Karen
Yes, you can dig up the pips and place in pot of soil for the move.
Water then lightly and keep in a shady location.