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Potted Lily of the Valley

Postby shutterbug » Apr 23, 2008 11:15 am

I have some Lily of the Valley that I put in my garden last year, but after some consideration, I have decided to take it out of the ground. I was wondering if it will survive multiple years in a large ceramic pot? What kind of care does it need for that?
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Postby Eeyore » Apr 23, 2008 4:18 pm

I can't see why it wouldn't....
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Postby Sharon Bryson » Apr 23, 2008 6:25 pm

I expect the lily of the valley will survive, but your ceramic pot might not!
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Postby murphy » Apr 23, 2008 7:45 pm

Sharon Bryson wrote:I expect the lily of the valley will survive, but your ceramic pot might not!


LOL :lol: :lol: :lol:

My neighbor has lily of the valley spearing trough his driveway this year..it is quite the plant.
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Postby Ruby » Apr 24, 2008 12:34 pm

They can do quite well in a pot, as long as you divide them out every two years or so. I potted some a couple of years ago and they are quite lovely, and, make a great cut flower too! I put annuals in after they have done their thing.

This is the year they get split, so, once they are finished, I will dump them out, split them up, and repot with some lobelia and impatiens. Stuff that just dies off each year. I have a big plastic urn rather than a ceramic pot, as its easier to manhandle them out of the pot.
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Postby shutterbug » Apr 24, 2008 1:37 pm

Thanks for all your replies. I just planted them last fall, and already they were choking some of the tulips that I planted them near. I'll be happy to move them somewhere where they can do less damage.
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