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What happens if you touch lily of the valley?

What happens if you touch lily of the valley?

The most common effects are stomach ache, blurred vision, slow and irregular pulse, and in severe cases, seizures, vomiting and diarrhea, heart arrhythmia and even death.

How do you take care of lily of the valley?


  1. Choose a shady to partial shade position.
  2. If the soil is heavy or is not free draining add lots of well rotted compost to the area and dig it in well.
  3. It can be planted all year long if the soil is not frozen and you can water well when conditions are dry.

Where should I plant lily of the valley?

Plant lily of the valley in partial sun to full shade. Direct morning sun is all right, but the plant needs protection from harsh afternoon sun. And if you live in a warmer part of its growing zones, full shade is best.

What grows well with lily of the valley?

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  • Lily of the Valley is an iconic plant that has been referenced for thousands of years.
  • During the wintertime your plants will go dormant.
  • Of course.
  • Hostas, coleus, heuchera, hardy geranium, digitalis, and lamium all make great companions.
  • Remove plastic bag and/or sleeve from around potted plant(s).

Is it safe to smell lily of the valley?

While its scent may seem sweet — delivering the uplifting, fresh notes of a flower in bloom — in plant form, Lily of the Valley is poisonous and should not be ingested by humans or animals (smelling it is totally safe!).

Why do the French give lily of the valley?

In France, lily of the valley (or muguet in French) has been given as a gift for centuries. Legend has it that the custom started on May 1, 1561 when King Charles IX received a sprig of the tiny flower as a token of good luck. The King liked the idea so much that he decided to start a tradition.

What is lily of the valley good for?

Lily-of-the-valley is used for heart problems including heart failure and irregular heartbeat. It is also used for urinary tract infections (UTIs), kidney stones, weak contractions in labor, epilepsy, fluid retention (edema), strokes and resulting paralysis, eye infections (conjunctivitis), and leprosy.