Convallaria majalis

Lily of the valley


How to order these plants

My personal experience is that it's quite difficult for a Convallaria-lover to extend his/her collection.
Many perennial nurseries offer one or a few cultivars, but their collection is often very limited.
That means a lot of travelling or shipping costs to obtain some new plants for your garden.

But here at you can find and buy the largest collection of Convallaria cultivars on one website!

From the below mentioned 33 cultivars / varieties you can already order plants or "noses". Have a look at the year mentioned behind the name of the plant. This is the autumn of the year that they are (again) available for sale. And believe it or not: there exist even more Convallaria cultivars than these 33...
Do you have additional information available about any of the mentioned varieties, please let me know so that it can be shared on this website with other Convallaria enthousiasts.

All mentioned prices are in €uro per plant.
Double or even triple nosed plants are sometimes available at a relatively small extra price. Ask for the possibilities for this when you order.

Cultivar lg from autumn leeg 1 or 2 plants lg 3 to 9 plants lg 10 plants or more
Convallaria majalis 2017 E2,00 E1,50 E1,00
The common lily of the valley. Larger quantities on request.

Convallaria majalis 'Albostriata' / 'Albolineata' / 'Striata' / 'Variegata' 2017 E6,00 E5,50 E4,50
Eye-catching appearance with light yellow to white lines along the entire length of the leaf.
On a sunny spot the lines become whiter. Width and number of lines can differ each year. Slow grower. Larger quantities on request.

Convallaria majalis 'Aurea' 2017 E15,00 E13,00 E11,00
Golden leaves, clearly distinctive from the standard. Brings "light" on dark spots in the garden.
Grows slower than green leaved cultivars, because there is less chlorophyl in the leaves.
Leaf colour comparable with 'Golden Jubilee'.

Convallaria majalis 'Blush' 2017 E6,50 E6,00 E5,00
Very soft pink flowers and narrow leaves.

Convallaria majalis 'Bordeaux' 2019 E4,50 E4,00 max. 3 pcs.
Larger than the common lily.

Convallaria majalis 'Bridal Choice' 2017 E5,00 E4,50 E4,00
In all aspects larger than the common lily. Excellent for cutflower use. Larger quantities on request.

Convallaria majalis 'Crème da Mint' / 'Cream da Mint' 2019 E??,??
Large form with a yellow rim around the leaves which have a "blue-ish" tint, originated from the U.S.A.
Similar to 'Hardwick Hall'. As far as I know it is nowhere available for sale in Europe.

Convallaria majalis 'Dorien' / 'Doreen' 2018 E4,50 max. 2 pcs
Larger than the common lily.

Convallaria majalis 'Fernwoods Golden Slippers' 2018 E15,00 max. 2 pcs
Golden leaves changing later in the season to chartreuse (yellow-green).
This strong tetraploid is a mutant from 'Crème da Mint'.
Discovered by Rick Sawyer and named for the nursery in the USA where it was selected,
and with memories of his friend Mildred Seaver's choice of footwear: gold-coloured slippers.

Convallaria majalis 'Flore Pleno' 20?? swop only
After searching for nearly 10 years I FINALLY found this one and only double flowering Convallaria.
Many times I received 'Prolificans' when someone promised 'Flore Pleno'. But it's dogged as does it...
The lower bells can get some side-bells, like 'Prolificans', but 'Flore Pleno' is clearly distinguishable from 'Prolificans'
and the only one that really has the double number of petals on one bell.
Probably unnecessary to mention: extremely rare.

Convallaria majalis 'Frühlingszauber' 2017 E6,50 max. 2 pcs
Nice, rich flowering.

Convallaria majalis 'Géant de Fortin' / 'Fortins Giant' 2017 E4,50 max. 5 pcs
Discovered in France more than a century ago, larger than the common lily.

Convallaria majalis 'Golden Jubilee' 2017 E13,00 E12,00 max. 5 pcs.
Eye-catching appearance because of the golden leaves. Discovered in England in Margareth Owen's garden.
Grows slower than the green leaved forms, because there is less chlorophyl in the leaves. Sturdy plant.

Convallaria majalis 'Grandiflora' 2018 E4,50 max. 2 pcs
An old cultivar with, hence the name, larger flowers/bells than normal.

Convallaria majalis 'Green Tapestry' / 'Gérard Debureaux' 2019 E20,00 max. 2 pcs
Irregular yellow patterns on the leaves. Grows well, sturdy plant.

Convallaria majalis 'Haldon Grange' 2017 E6,50 E6,00 max. 5 pcs.
Large variegated form, taller than 'Hardwick Hall'. Broad yellow band around the lower leaves.

Convallaria majalis 'Hardwick Hall' 2017 E5,00 E4,50 E4,00
Large growing form with yellow rims around the leaves and sometimes a yellow flame or stripe across the leaf.
Named after one of the most important and centuries old English country houses.
Possibly this cultivar once appeared in the gardens of Hardwick Hall.

Convallaria majalis 'Hitscherberger Riesenperle' / 'Hitschberger Riesenperle' 2017 E7,50 E7,00 max. 5 pcs.
Good growingpower, flowers richer than the normal lily-of-the-valley and has longer flowerstalks. Bells open wide.

Convallaria majalis 'Hofheim' 2018 E6,50 E6,00 E5,50
Broad white-yellow rim around the leaves. Larger quantities on request.

Convallaria majalis 'Landgraaf' 2018 swop
Unregular, gold coloured strokes of the brush along the veins. Not all leaves show this characteristic,
it seems that only the heavy, adult plants have these marks. Discovered in the 1980's in Bourtscheid, Luxemburg.
Named after the finder's hometown in the South of Holland.
Grows much taller than the common lily. Regarding height it gets close to var. keiskei. Rarely offered.

Convallaria majalis 'Lineata' 2018 E7,50 max. 2 pcs
Delicate light yellow to white lines over the entire length of the leaves, thinner than with 'Albostriata'.
On s sunny spot the lines get whiter. Small stature, grows slowly, rarely offered.

Convallaria majalis 'Marcel' 2018 swop or bid
Exceptionally beautiful white-variegated Convallaria, extremely rare, slow growth. Large diversity in variegation.
Swop proposals with Galanthus cultivars are welcome too.

Convallaria majalis 'Neue Vierländer' 2017 E12,00 E10,00
Crossing with 'Vierländer', developed decades ago by Mr. Heitmann, a Convallaria grower from Germany.
More but a bit smaller flowers per flower stalk and narrower leaves than 'Vierländer'.
About 70% of the pips already flower in the 2nd year. Flower stems up to 30cm tall in cold greenhouse.

Convallaria majalis 'Prolificans' / 'Plena' / 'Flore Pleno' 2017 E5,50 E5,00 E4,50
First you might think this cultivar has double flowers, but that's not true.
Each single flower is transformed into a cluster of 3 to 7 bells. The main bell flowers 1-2 weeks earlier than the surrounding bells,
but starting a bit later than the standard lily-of-the-valley. So a later start and an extra long flowering time, a great look and extra fragrance.
Super cultivar! Larger quantities on request.

Convallaria majalis 'Prolificans' XL-form 2018 E20,00 E18,00 max. 5 pcs.
Larger form of the normal 'Prolificans' which is listed above.
The start of the flowering time is similar to that of the common lily-of-the-valley, so earlier than the normal 'Prolificans'.
But just as the normal 'Prolificans' this XL-form has a longer flowering time because the many surrounding bells open a little later than the main bells.
Amazing cultivar!

Convallaria majalis 'Rosea' / var. rosea 2018 E4,50 E4,00 max. 8 pcs.
The lily of the valley with real pink flowers. In full sun the flowers bleach to a lighter pink. Larger quantities on request.

Convallaria majalis 'Silberconfolis' 2017 E6,50 E6,00 E5,00
Recently discovered cultivar with white rims around the leaves. Varying from very narrow (left on picture) to wide.
The largest growing lily of the valley in my collection: up to 45cm tall in cold greenhouse! Larger quantities on request.

Convallaria majalis 'Theunissen' 2018 E12,00 max. 2 pcs
Great for the garden. Rich flowering, more bells per flowerstalk.
Because the last bells open later than the first, this cultivar is less suitable for cutflower production.
The flowers open wider and therefore seem to be larger. About 70% of the noses flower in the 2nd year already.
A special story about the origin of this cultivar you will receive with the purchase of the plants.

Convallaria majalis 'Variegated Pink' 2018 E27,00 E22,00 max. 5 pcs.
Very special variegated form of the pink lily of the valley. Each shoot is unique for its striped colour pattern.
So the showed picture is never representative for the plant(s) you will receive.
They can have more or less and narrower or wider yellow stripes.
For example have a look at the larger picture elsewhere on this page.
Even the same nose will have a different colour pattern on the leaves in the following year.
Now and then complete green leaved shoots appear which have to be removed deeply,
because otherwise with time they will overgrow the variegated ones.
Each nose that will become available has been grown separately for one full growing season
and is checked for having the characteristic variegated leaf pattern. That is one of the reasons for a relatively high price.

Convallaria majalis 'Vic Pawlowskis Gold' 2018 E12,00 max. 2 pcs
Like 'Albostriata', but with some more and bolder yellow-white lines over the entire length of the leaves.
Selected by Mr. Vic Pawlowski, a well known and successful propagator in the South West of Engeland.
On a sunny spot the veins turn more white, while in the shade they will attract more attention.
Width and number of lines can be different each year.
Attractive cultivar, but a very slow grower. There is quite a long waiting list already...

Convallaria majalis var. keiskei 2019 swop
The Japanese variant of our lily of the valley. Grows much taller, up to 42cm, with long 35cm flower stalks.
This info is right about the plant that I have purchased under this name and offer here.
But the real var. keiskei from Japan seems to be very small/short.
Which name does belong to this giant cultivar, I don't know...

Convallaria majalis var. keiskei 'Shiro Shima Fu' / 'Soft Stripes' 2018 E23,00 E20,00 max. 3 pcs.
Recently discovered cultivar from Japan.
The leaves are covered with irregular, diffuse stripes / lines made of golden spots and speckles.
This special pattern is best developed, with most contrast of the golden speckles on the green leaves
when the plant grows in full sun or at least half-shade. Take care of enough moisture when in full sun.

Convallaria majalis var. transcaucasica 2017 E7,50 E6,50 max. 5 pcs.
Flowers are a bit more elongated or narrower than the standard. Originating from the area that is now Armenia/Georgia.
In my collection this lily of the valley is by far the first to awake after winter.

How to order these Convallaria plants

Convallaria majalis 'Landgraaf'

Convallaria majalis 'Variegated Pink'

Other special plants

Anemonella (rue anemone)
A relatively unknown, but very kind hardy plant. Recently it has been renamed to Thalictrum, but for now I will continue to use the name Anemonella.
Specially the double flowering cultivars are phenomenal: they have a very unusual long flowering time, often at least 2 months.
Underground there is a cluster of small tubers that can best be compared with those of Dahlias. But then in miniature.
Out of these tubers in spring thin stems are growing with a circle of bright green leaves. Above the leaves lovely pompom-like flowers appear on thin flower stalks. Each pompom flowers for 3-4 weeks.
Because not all flowers from one stem bloom at the same time, the plant is in flower much longer.
And not all stems come above the ground at the same time. This results in an even longer blooming festival.

From October until the end of February, or as long as stock lasts, I have available a limited number of tuber clusters. Propagation is very slow.
Anemonella can be kept in pots very well, but of course they can grow in the garden too. They need a spot in the shadow or semi-shade and an always humid but not too wet soil. It does quite well in full sun too, but then the leaf colour can fade and forgetting to water them during dry periods can cause an early dormancy.
The soil should absolutely be very well draining. I'm using a mixture of 3 parts peat, 2 parts perlite, 1 horticultural sand and 1 clay/lime. The peat and clay to keep it humid, the perlite and sand for a good drainage of the excess water. Instead of perlite you can also use broken lava or fine grit of a few millimeters in diameter.

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Anemonella thalictroides 'Amelia' from autumn 2019
Light pink, large single flowers. Very rich blooming.
Anemonella thalictroides 'Betty Blake' E14,00 E12,00
Green, fully double flowers.
Anemonella thalictroides 'Cameo' E10,00 max. 2 pcs.
Soft pink, fully double flowers.
Anemonella thalictroides 'Dark Pink' E8,00 E7,00
Dark pink, large single flowers.
Anemonella thalictroides 'Full Double White' -- --
White, fully double flowers.
Anemonella thalictroides 'Hakikomi Fu' / 'Variegata' (no picture) E14,00 E12,00
Pinkish-lavender single flowers, petals not always of same size.
Variegated leaves with creamy-white veining and cream and pink splashes.
Anemonella thalictroides 'Jade Feather' / 'Green Hurricane' -- --
Green flowers with a bit twisted white stamens.
Often called 'Green Hurricane', but the official name is 'Jade Feather'.
Anemonella thalictroides 'Lloyds Big Bloomers' E8,00 E7,00
Extra large white flowers, 3cm diameter is not an exception.
Anemonella thalictroides 'Pink Flash' E14,00 E12,00
Dark pink, semi-double flowers.
Anemonella thalictroides 'Schoafs Double Pink' E19,00 E17,00
Dark pink, fully double flowers. Slow propagation.

Anemonella 'Schoafs Double Pink'

The story behind this lovely double dark pink Anemonella
Late Mr. and Mrs. Foster from the U.S.A. tell in their kindest stories, written in the book 'Cuttings from a rock garden' (ISBN 0-88192-377-X), the heritage and travels of this specialty in the plants world. Here a summary of the most important parts of their story:
Oscar Schoaf spotted this beautiful freak in a small graveyard in Owatonna (Minnesota, USA) amidst a wave of the common single Anemonella thalictroides and recognized its distinction. The Fosters are the ones who proposed the name for this one-in-a-million find: 'Schoafs Double Pink'.
But to Mrs. Louise Koehler from Bixby (Minnesota, USA) we owe the introduction of this wonderful plant into general horticulture.
In a letter to the Fosters she wrote: "I knew nothing about this Anemonella until one spring when my husband went to pick up seed corn at the dealers. I rode with him. While I was waiting for him to finish his business, I watched a neighbor across the driveway working in his garden. When I saw mounds of pink along the border I got out of the car and walked over to see what those mounds of pink were. It was then that the gardener gave me two of the plants. He said they could be increased by dividing the tubers, which I did the latter part of July when they had finished blooming.
This gentleman's name is Oscar Schoaf. He tried to sell the Anemonellas to a nursery, at a price, but never succeeded. He left his plants in large clumps and seldom divided them. I divided mine regularly and soon had them by the hundreds. I felt I should not sell mine until he had had a reasonable length of time to find a nursery to take his. I don't know what price he demanded for them.
After twelve years I started selling my plants. Everybody who saw them wanted to buy some. I sent plants to the University of Minnesota Arboretum, to Mrs. Mary G. Henry, Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, and to several friends who had wildflower gardens."

Through the generosity of Mrs. Koehler the plant got slowly into wide circulation. All those who have it are, I am sure, grateful to Mr. Schoaf and Mrs. Koehler and to those who have extended its introduction by skillful division and generous sharing.

Later there are used several synonyms for this rue anemone, like 'Oscar Schoaf', 'Schoafs Pink' and A. thalictroides rosea flore-pleno, but the name the Fosters gave to it, is the first name as far as known right now.
So Anemonella thalictroides 'Schoafs Double Pink'.

As the sun so bright: the aconite!
One of the earliest flowering plants of the year. For those who want something else than the common dark yellow Eranthis hyemalis there are several special cultivars.
In limited numbers I have them available, from August to February/March or as long as stock lasts.
They can be grown in pots as well, but be sure to keep the soil humid from August until they start to die back in April.

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Eranthis hyemalis 'Euan Bunclark' swop, also with Galanthus
Awesome new cultivar with deeply serrated petals, comparable with the characteristic Eranthis leaves.
Extremely rare. Not for sale, swop only with Eranthis or Galanthus.
Eranthis hyemalis 'Flore Pleno' E15,00 E12,50
Golden double flowers. The 1st year after replanting they can be partially less double, this will turn back to normal a year later.
Eranthis hyemalis 'Grünling' E7,00 E6,50
Translated: 'Greenfinch'. Golden flowers with unregular dark green stripes on some petals.
Eranthis 'Hafod' E22,50 max. 2 plants
Semi-double, yellow flowers. Quite a tall plant.
Variable: some years the same plants develop 10-12 petals and other years only 5-7 petals.
A special story about the origin and naming of this cultivar you will receive with the purchase of the plants.
Eranthis hyemalis 'Lady Lamortagne' E30,00 max. 2 pcs.
Large double flowers.
Eranthis hyemalis 'Noël Ayres' E22,50 max. 2 plants
Greenish-yellow double flowers. Propagation by division of the corms, so very slow and therefore a costly cultivar.
Named after a head gardener of Anglesey Abbey in England where this cultivar was discovered.
Eranthis hyemalis 'Orange Glow' E22,50 E20,00
Orange-yellow cup shaped flowers, discovered in the botanical garden of Kopenhagen, Denmark.
Eranthis hyemalis 'Pauline' E22,50 max. 2 plants
The flower and anthers are a bit lighter than 'Schwefelglanz'.
Eranthis hyemalis 'Plena type Scotland' E22,50 max. 2 plants
Golden double flowers. The 1st year after replanting they can be partially less double, this will turn back to normal a year later.
Discovered in Scotland. Plants offered are propagated by division. Available again from Spring 2016.
Eranthis hyemalis 'Schlyters Orange' E15,00 E12,50
Orange-yellow flowers, early and rich flowering. Compact growth. From Severin Schlyter (Sweden).
Eranthis 'Schlyters Riese' E22,50 E20,00
Believed to be a hybrid, sterile, so propagated by division of the corms.
Forms a very large plant. From Severin Schlyter (Sweden).
Eranthis 'Schlyters Triumph' swap, also with Galanthus
Large and early flowering orange-yellow selection with more dish shaped flowers.
Best orange colour so far, although my picture seems to show the opposite...
From Severin Schlyter (Sweden). New introduction (2013).
Eranthis hyemalis 'Schwefelglanz' E7,50 E6,50
Translated: 'Sulphur Glow'. Apricot to straw colouring flower bud, later light yellow sulphur flower. Early.
Discovered by Mrs. Ruth Treff in her garden in Darmstadt, Germany.
Eranthis hyemalis 'Winterzauber' E15,00 E12,50
A quite tall and the earliest flowering aconite, sometimes even before the New Year.
Very rich flowering but sterile, so propagation by division of the corms only.
And that's a quite slow process... it was discovered around 1980 in Erfurt, Germany in a field with only E. hyemalis,
but because of the slow propagation it is still very rarely offered.
Eranthis x tubergenii E9,00 E8,00
Sterile hybrid, nice dark yellow and rich flowering. Propagation by division of the corms only.
Eranthis pinnatifida E22,50 max. 2 plants
Rare and special Eranthis from Asia. Pure white petals with eye-catching, lovely blue stamens.
Early flowering. Has much smaller corms than Eranthis hyemalis.

The snowdrop, one of the earliest announcements of Spring. But did you know that some snowdrops already flower in November or December?
By building up your own collection with different cultivars you can have flowering snowdrops in your garden from October until April.
In the U.K. there are many snowdrop collectors and for many decades special snowdrop events and garden tours are organised. Also on the European mainland there are more and more snowdrop enthousiasts, sometimes called "Galanthophiles". Have a look below and see the enormous diversitiy that is available within Galanthus. And this is only a handfull cultivars while there seem to be over 1000...
Bulbs or plants "in the green", all are pot grown but shipped ex pot, can be shipped from August until end of March. Prices are per bulb/plant.
I have many more cultivars available, are you looking for a particular cultivar, just ask for it, maybe I can help you.

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Galanthus nivalis 'Angelique' E25,00 E23,00 E20,00
Eye-catching lovely poculiform snowdrop from France with 6 petals of approximately equal length.
The inner 3 have two green markings.
Galanthus nivalis 'Bertha' E45,00 E40,00
A so called 'pterugiform' and the first one with a distinctive H-formed green marking on the inner petals.
Relatively small but vigorous.
Galanthus nivalis 'Berthille' E90,00 E80,00
Recently found in France and still very rarely offered. Well established bulbs will show up 9 petals!
In the very centre of the flower 3 petals appear which are longer than the normal "inner" petals, a very rare
characteristic in the Galanthus genus.
Galanthus plicatus 'Colossus' E10,00 E 9,00 E 8,00
Tall plant, large flowers that open wide. Early flowering.
Galanthus 'Duckie' E10,00 E 9,00 E 8,00
Cute plant that soon forms a nice clump.
The edge of the quite flat outer petals is curled so that it looks like the "mouth" of a duck.
Galanthus plicatus 'E.A. Bowles' E55,00 E50,00
Amazingly beautiful and outstanding garden plant.
Large full flowers with 6 immaculate, pure white segments all of equal length. Scented.
Galanthus elwesii var. monostictus 'Else Grollenberg' E25,00 E23,00 E20,00
Very early flowering snowdrop, definitely before Christmas. Found near a house in the Dordogne region, France.
Grows best on a sunny spot with a lot of warmth and relatively dry soil during summer.
The warmer the spot, the earlier the flowering.
Galanthus 'Fly Fishing' E12,50 E11,50 E10,00
Early snowdrop with the longest pedicels of all. Forms a nice clump quite fast.
Very nice to see the flowers dancing in the wind. Excellent "drop" form when the flower isn't open.
Galanthus nivalis 'Modern Art' E18,00 E17,00 E15,00
Virescent snowdrop with great stature.
Galanthus 'Mother Goose' E75,00 E65,00 E55,00
Astonishingly radiant, egg-yellow inner segment apical marking and strong-yellow shading towards the ovary.
The pedicel together with the base of the ovary are wonderfully highlighted in gold.
***young bulbs from natural division, maybe yes / maybe no flower in 2019***
Galanthus 'Straffan' E 5,00 E 4,00 E 3,50
Classic snowdrop discovered over 100 years ago, but still much beloved.
Flowers a bit later in the season and when well settled often with 2 flowerscapes per bulb.
These don't flower at the same time, which extends the flowering time of the plant.
Galanthus 'Trumps' E25,00 E23,00 E20,00
Early flowering snowdrop with charming heart-shaped markings on both the inner and outer segments.
The outers open completely horizontal during sunny winter days, see picture.
Galanthus plicatus 'Trymlet' E22,00 E20,00 E18,00
Beautiful and sturdy snowdrop with eye-catching flowers,
not only because of their shape, but also the green marking on the outer petals.
Galanthus nivalis 'Wasp' (no picture) E15,00 E13,00 E10,00
Eye-catching nivalis with very narrow and relatively long outer petals
that give the flower its exceptional look.
Galanthus elwesii 'White Perfection' E50,00 E40,00 E35,00
Poculiformic snowdrop of which the 3 inner petals have about the same size as the 3 outers,
all 6 are completely white.

The bloodroot, a lovely early spring bloomer!
Extended background info is available at
Shipment of rhizomes between October 1st and March 1st.

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Sanguinaria canadensis forma Multiplex again from autumn 2018
Large pure white pompom-flowers.
Sanguinaria canadensis 'Rosea' again from autumn 2020
Single flowers with a soft pink underside of the petals which is already visible when the flower is still in bud.
Also the underside of the leaves has a pinkish glow. Extremely rare.
Sanguinaria canadensis 'Star' again from autumn 2019
Very special, star shaped flowers.
Sanguinaria canadensis NEW cultivar new from autumn 2018
Very early flowering with up to 24 petals.

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