Convallaria majalis is a low-growing rhizomatous perennial native to Europe. Lily of the valley is not a true lily- it is part of the asparagus family but has foliage similar to lilies. These herbaceous perennials grow in hardy zones of 3-8 and mature to 6-12 inches tall and 9-12 inches wide.
The lily of the valley is a mid-to-late spring bloomer with handsome, 5-10-inch-long green leaves and fragrant, petite nodding bell-shaped white flowers. These dainty white flowers later turn into bright red berries.
Lily of the valley prefers temperatures of 60°F-70°F and grows well in partial shade to full sun. Lily of the valleys needs very little attention once established. Lily of the valley adapts to most soil types that are moist and well-drained. Lily of the valley prefers consistently moist soil; water them whenever the soil begins to dry out.
The lily of the valley has medicinal properties, including breaking down kidney stones, preventing water retention, and reduced pain associated with gout and rheumatism.
Let’s have a look at 25 similar flowers to the lily of the valley.
Aerangis spp. is a genus comprising of many tropical orchids. The Aerangis orchid is native to the tropical regions of Africa. These epiphytic orchids grow in hardy zones of 10-11 and grow between 6-24 inches tall, depending on the variety.
The Aerangis orchid is an epiphytic plant that attaches to trees rather than soil. Aerangis orchids bloom from spring to summer. They produce evergreen leaves and cascades of fragrant, petite, pure white waxy flowers with five star-shaped petals.
The Aerangis orchid prefers temperatures of 55°F-85°F and grows well in partial shade or bright filtered light. Aerangis prefers moist and well-drained potting soil. Aerangis orchid prefers consistently moist soil; water them whenever the soil begins to dry out.
Aerangis orchid and lily of the valley have similar blooms and water preferences.
Aerangis orchids are planted as ornamental flowers.
Silene, also known as campion, is a short-lived perennial native to North America. Campion grows in hardy zones of 5-8 and matures up to 3 feet tall, depending on the variety.
Campion is a semi-evergreen that blooms in spring and summer. Campion has rich green stems and elliptical leaves and panicles of beautiful flowers with tiny cleft petals in white, pink, red, and blue colors.
Campions prefer part sun to full sun, but they are relatively easy to grow and tolerate temperatures as high as 105°F. Campions prefer moderately fertile and well-drained soil. Campions need regular watering; water them as soon as the soil dries out.
Campion and lily of the valley have similar sun and soil requirements.
Campion roots are used to treat constipation, intestinal pains, and external wounds like itching and scabies.
Ibesris sempervirens, also known as candytuft, is a ground-hugging perennial native to the Mediterranean. Candytuft grows in hardy zones of 4-8 and matures to 12-18 inches tall and 12-16 inches wide.
Candytuft is a late spring bloomer with leathery, evergreen foliage and inflorescences of pure white, four-petaled flowers enlightened with yellow dots. Contrary to its pleasant name, candytuft has an unpleasant aroma.
Candytuft prefers temperatures of 75°F-85°F and grows well in areas with full sun to partial shade. Well-draining soil is critical for candytuft to survive. Candytuft prefers gravelly, well-drained soil. Candytuft needs moderate watering approximately 1-2 times per week.
Candytuft treats gout, rheumatism, and arthritis.
Candytuft and lily of the valley both have beautiful white blooms and similar sun requirements. Both flowers treat gout and rheumatism.
Tiarella cordifolia, also known as Foamflower, is a perennial native to North America. Foamflower grows in hardy zones of 3-8 and matures to 1-3 feet tall and 6-12 inches wide.
The Foamflower has a lush clump of lacy green foliage marked with burgundy variations along the midribs and central veins. Masses of foamy whitish flowers emerge on long stems in spring.
Foamflowers grow well in partially shaded areas. Foamflowers thrive in loamy and well-draining soil. Foamflower prefers consistently moist soil; water them whenever the soil begins to dry out.
The Foamflower and lily of the valley have similar hardy zones and water requirements.
The whole foamflower plant is a diuretic. Foamflower treats bladder, indigestion, and liver problems.
Star of Bethlehem
Ornithogalum umbellatum, also known as the star of Bethlehem, is a bulbous perennial plant native to Europe, Africa, and the Mediterranean. Star of Bethlehem grows in hardy zones of 4-9 and matures to 6-12 inches tall and 12-24 inches wide.
Star of Bethlehem has long, linear foliage adorned with white mid-veins. In late spring, stems rise above their foliage, each bearing gorgeous racemes of 15-20 star-shaped white flowers with fine green stripes. The flowers only open if enough sun is present and stay closed on cloudy days.
Star of Bethlehem thrives in moderately fertile, moist, and well-drained soil. Star of Bethlehem grows in partial shade or full sun. Star of Bethlehem prefers consistently moist soil; water them whenever the soil begins to dry out.
Star of Bethlehem and lily of the valley both have petite, white blooms during spring. They also have similar soil, sun, and water requirements.
Star of Bethlehem is used to treat chronic gastric, abdominal, and cancer affections of the intestinal tract.
Lithodora diffusa is an herbaceous flowering perennial native to Europe. Lithodora grows in hardy zones of 6-8 and matures to 6-10 inches tall and 24-36 inches wide.
Lithodora is a mat-forming with trailing stems with clusters of dainty, vivid blue, star-shaped flowers that bloom profusely in spring.
Lithodora grows best in partial shade to full sun. Lithodora thrives in rich, well-draining soil, preferably sand, and needs approximately 1 inch of water per week.
Lithodora and lily of the valley are both native to Europe and have similar sun requirements.
Lithodora has aesthetic and ornamental purposes.
Cardamine concatenate is a rhizomatous perennial native to the eastern half of North America. The Cutleaf Toothwort grows in hardy zones of 3-8 and grows 3-10 inches tall and 6 inches to 1 foot wide.
Cutleaf Toothwort has greyish-green, finely defined tooth leaves and erect stems. In early to late spring, Cutleaf Toothworts boats charming clusters of tiny, four-petaled white flowers tinted with light shades of pink or purple.
Cutleaf Toothworts grow well in rich, moist, and well-drained soil. Plant Cutleaf Toothworts in a spot with part shade to dappled sunlight. Water Cutleaf Toothwort regularly.
Cutleaf Toothwort and lily of the valley have similar blooms and soil requirements.
Cutleaf Toothworts are used as a food source, and Cutleaf Toothworts treat colds and headaches.
Diascia is an annual flower native to South Africa. Diascia grows in hardy zones of 9-11 and matures to 6-12 inches tall and 18 inches wide.
Diascia forms a mat of dark green, heart-shaped foliage and profusely boasts erect spikes of white, pink, coral, orange, red, or plum flowers during spring and fall.
Diascia tolerates a wide range of temperatures ranging from 35°F-85°F and thrives in partial sun to full sun conditions with fertile, well-draining soil. Diascia needs regular water, keep the soil moist but not soggy.
Diascia and lily of the valley have similar sun and water requirements.
Diascia is a beautiful ornamental flower.
Trifolium repens, also known as white clover, is a low-growing perennial native to Europe. White clover grows in hardy zones of 3-10 and matures to 3-6 inches tall and 12-18 inches wide.
White clover has rich-green, rounded leaves with three to four leaflets. White clover is a spring-to-fall bloomer; creamy white flowers with a profusion of round heads are borne on thin, erect stems.
White clover grows in well-drained and evenly moist soil, in partially shaded to full sun areas. However, white clover performs at its best in consistently moist soil conditions; water the white clover plant as soon as the soil feels dry.
White clover and lily of the valley are both native to Europe and have small, white blooms. Both plants thrive in moist, well-drained soil and need consistently moist soil to flourish.
White clover treats colds and fevers, as well as inflammation.
Saponaria officinalis, also known as soapwort, is an herbaceous perennial native to Europe and Asia. Soapwort grows in hardy zones of 3-9 and matures to 1-3 feet tall and 1-2 feet wide.
Soapwort has lance-shaped dark green leaves and erect stems. In summer and early fall, the soapwort boasts clusters of tiny, fragrant pink or white flowers.
Soapwort thrives in rich, medium-moist, and well-drained soil. Soapworts grow in partial shade to full sun. Soapwort requires little maintenance prefers consistently moist soil; water them whenever the soil begins to dry out.
Natural soaps are made from soapwort plants. Soapwort also treats pain caused by gout and rheumatisms.
Soapwort and lily of the valley have similar sun and watering requirements. Soapwort and lily of the valley plants treat gout and rheumatism.
Fragrant Snowball Bush
Viburnum x carlcephalum, also known as the fragrant snowball bush, is a deciduous shrub native to Europe, Northern Africa, and Central Asia North. Fragrant snowball bush grows in hardy zones of 6-8 and matures to 6-12 feet tall and 6-10 feet wide.
The fragrant snowball bush is a rounded shrub with emerald green, oval leaves. In late spring, large globular clusters form, looking similar to snowballs. These densely packed snowball mounds are packed with up to 100 lightly fragranced white blooms.
Fragrant snowballs thrive in partial shade to full sun and well-drained, loamy soil. Fragrant snowballs need frequent watering enough to keep their soil constantly moist.
Fragrant snowballs and lily of the valley have similar sun and water requirements.
Fragrant snowballs are excellent ornamental plants, but they also have properties to treat stomach cramps.
Lilium candidum, also known as the Madonna lily, is a bulbous perennial native to the Middle East. Madonna lilies grow in hardy zones of 5-9 and mature to 4-6 feet tall and 1-2 feet wide.
Madonna lilies have deciduous, spiral leaves and long, erect stems. From spring to mid-summer, the Madonna lily has striking, trumpet-shaped snow-white blooms that face outwards. The flowers are brightened with remarkable, yellow pollen centers.
Madonna lilies thrive in partial shade to dappled sun and rich, well-drained soil. Madonna lilies need to be watered frequently enough to keep their soil constantly moist.
Madonna lilies and lily of the valley have similar soil and water requirements.
Madonna lily treats bronchitis, asthma, anxiety, and nipple cracks.
Adenophora bulleyana, also known as Ladybells are herbaceous perennial plants native to Western China and Eurasia. Ladybells grow in hardy zones of 3-7 and matures up to 3 feet tall.
Ladybells are semi-evergreens with long, ovate green leaves. Attractive whorls of pale violet-blue flowers are borne on their vertical stalks in late spring.
Ladybells thrive in partial shade to full sun and are tolerant of most well-draining soil types. Ladybells enjoy consistently moist soil, but it is important not to overwater them.
Ladybells and lily of the valley have similar sun and water requirements.
Ladybells are used to treat coughs.
Bluebells are perennial wildflower bulbs scientifically known as Hyacinthoides non-scripta, natively from Europe, England. They grow in hardy zones of 4-9 and mature to approximately 12-18 inches tall and 3-8 inches wide.
Bluebells are deep-violet, trumpet-shaped blooms with six petals and up-turned lips. These vibrant blooms come every mid- to late-spring, carpeting woodland area.
Bluebells thrive in partially shaded areas and prefer temperatures of 60°F-70°F, and adapt to all soil types. However, they prefer well-drained soil and only need to be watered lightly.
Bluebells and lily of the valley thrive in similar temperatures, and both thrive in partially shaded areas.
The sticky sap of bluebells was once used to bind the pages of books, but there have been few medical uses due to their high toxicity. However, research on how these flowers could potentially help fight cancer is ongoing.
Viola spp. is a short-lived perennial with over 500 different species. Violas are native to the Northern Hemisphere and grow in hardy zones of 3-8. They mature to 4-10 inches tall and 4-10 inches wide.
Violas are spring and fall blooming flowers that showcase an abundance of fragrant and vibrant flowers ranging in white, yellow, blue, and light to deep violet, as well as multi-colors. The flowers are all adorned with bright yellow eyes and cute whiskers.
Violas thrive in full sun to partial shade, preferably in temperatures of 40°F-70°F. Violas thrive in rich, moist, well-draining soil and need regular watering, but allow the soil to dry out first before watering them again partially.
Violas and lily of the valley have similar sun, soil, and water preferences.
Violas are edible flowers that treat whooping coughs, asthma, and inflammation.
Celosia argentea var. cristata, commonly known as cockscomb, is an annual or perennial plant native to South America, Central America, Asia, and Africa. Cockscomb grows in hardy zones of 9-12 and matures to 12 inches tall and wide.
Cockscomb is an upright perennial, usually grown as an annual, with green or bronze lance-shaped leaves. The cockscomb blooms flower spikes with attractive plume-like inflorescences in white, pink, yellow, or red shades during summer and fall.
Cockscomb thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers loamy, moist, well-draining soil. Cockscomb needs regular watering; water them as soon as the soil dries out.
Cockscomb and lily of the valley have similar sun and water requirements.
Cockscomb is used to treat bloody urination and bloody stools, as well as diarrhea.
Chelone obliqua, or as we call them- turtleheads, is a clump-forming perennial native to North America, with a hardiness of 5-9. Turtleheads are 2-3 feet tall and 1-2 feet wide when fully mature.
Turtlehead is an erect perennial with opposite dark green leaves and an abundance of showy terminal spikes with two-lipped white flowers tinged with light pink or purple emerging during summer and early fall. The hooded flowers are shaped like turtleheads emerging from their shells.
Turtlehead thrives in partial shade with filtered sun and prefers moist and well-draining soil. However, Turtlehead needs regular watering to keep the soil constantly moist.
Turtlehead and lily of the valley have similar sun and water requirements.
Turtlehead is used as a bitter tonic or leaf tea to stimulate appetite and liver activity.
Tweedia caerulea is a perennial or annual native to South America. Foamflower grows in hardy zones of 10-11, matures to 2-3 feet tall, and has a similar spread.
Tweedia is a tropical, untidy sub-shrub with pale green foliage and hairy stems. In summer and autumn, individual, light blue flowers with flattish heads are borne atop their stems.
Tweedia is relatively easy to grow and can tolerate various soil types but mostly enjoys rich, moist, and well-draining soils. Tweedia can be planted in full sun or partial shade as long as temperatures do not drop below 40°F and the plant has consistently moist soil conditions. Water tweedia regularly enough to keep the soil moist but not wet.
Tweedia and lily of the valley have similar sun and water requirements.
Tweedia is an ornamental flower adored in flower arrangements.
Scrophulariaceae, commonly known as Nemesia is an annual plant native to Africa. Nemesia may resemble orchids. They grow in hardy zones of 2-10 and mature to 10-24 inches tall.
Nemesia has linear to lance-shaped foliage, and in late spring, racemes of flowers are borne atop its short stems. Nemesia flowers have four top petals forming a fan and a conspicuous lower lobed petal at the bottom. Flower colors vary from white, pink, red, orange, and blue with a blotch of contrasting color.
Plant your Nemesia in a partially shaded area and preferably in rich, moist, and well-draining sandy soil. Nemesia requires consistently moist soil to thrive. Water them adequately, but be wary of overwatering, as it may cause root rot.
Nemesia and lily of the valley both prefer partially shaded areas and consistently moist soil conditions.
Nemesia is a small bedding plant adored for its ornamental purposes.
Calibrachoa, also known as million bells or mini petunia, is an annual or herbaceous perennial hybrid native to South America. Million bells grow in hardy zones of 9-11 and mature to 3-9 inches tall and 6-24 inches wide.
Million bells are most fondly grown in hanging baskets where their masses of bright green foliage and gorgeous blooms gracefully spill over the sides. Million bell flowers bloom from spring to frost and range in white, pink, magenta, red, yellow, blue, violet, and bronze.
Million bells thrive in full sun or dappled sun and prefer to be planted in rich, moist, and well-draining soil. Keep your million bells evenly moist and ensure that the soil never dries out completely.
Million bells and lily of the valley both need consistently moist soil, and they have similar soil conditions.
Million bells are spectacular in hanging baskets or for other ornamental purposes.
Clematis ‘Jackmanii,’ also known as Jack Clematis, is a deciduous flowering plant. This nursery hybrid is native to China. Jack Clematis grows in hardy zones of 4-8 and matures to 7-10 feet tall.
Jack Clematis is a pretty deciduous flowering vine with a profusion of velvety dark purple flowers and contrasting cream anthers early to late summer.
Jack Clematis thrives in full sun to part shade but prefers to have shaded roots. Plant Jack Clematis in fertile, evenly moist, well-draining soil. Do not let the soil dry out completely; Jack Clematis prefers to have consistently moist soil.
Jack Clematis and lily of the valley prefer similar soil, sun, and water conditions.
Jack Clematis can treat arthritis, cramps, and headaches.
Muscari armeniacum is commonly known as grape hyacinth. It is a bulbous plant native to Asia. Grape hyacinth is considered to be part of the asparagus family. It grows in hardy zones of 4-8 and matures to 6-9 inches tall and 3-6 inches wide.
Grape hyacinths are spring-blooming bulbs with central stalks featuring tight conical clusters of white, yellow, violet, or lavender blooms resembling grapes.
Grape hyacinth thrives in most soil types but prefers to be planted in moist and well-draining sandy soil. Grape hyacinth thrives in full sun to partial shade and needs a moderate amount of water. Allow the soil to dry out before watering again.
Grape hyacinth and lily of the valley are part of the asparagus family and have similar features. Both plants grow in full sun to partial shade and require moist, well-draining soil.
Grape hyacinths are used in Mediterranean cuisine, and the flowers are also pickled in vinegar.
Brunnera macrophylla goes by several names, including Siberian bugloss and false forget-me-not.It is an herbaceous perennial native to Asia and Europe. Brunnera grows in hardy zones of 3-8 and matures to 12-18 inches tall and 18-30 inches wide.
Brunnera has vast, dark green heart-shaped foliage that resembles an ox’s tongue. Then, in spring, sprays of tiny, attractive pale blue flowers. Brunnera resembles forget-me-not flowers.
Brunnera is best planted in partial shade to full shade with rich, medium moisture soil with excellent drainage. Keep brunnera well-watered; the brunnera prefers constantly moist soil.
Brunnera and lily of the valley both thrive in partial shade and need consistently moist soil conditions to thrive.
Brunnera is an attractive ornamental plant.
Geranium spp. is an attractive flowering perennial plant native to the Mediterranean and worldwide temperate regions. Geranium grows in hardy zones of 3-9 and matures to 6-24 inches tall.
Geranium is a mat-forming perennial with masses of divided, golden-green foliage. Floating atop their thin stems are beautiful cup-shaped flowers in white, pink, purple, or blue hues. Geraniums are mostly repeating bloomers, but geraniums bloom in spring, summer, or fall, depending on the variety.
Geraniums thrive in moderately rich and well-drained soil conditions with full to partial sun. Geraniums are best grown in temperatures of 65°F to 75°F. If located in full sun, water geraniums frequently, but if your geraniums are planted in partial shade, moderate watering is sufficient.
Geranium and lily of the valley thrive in similar temperatures, and they have similar water and sun requirements.
Geranium is a wrinkle reducer, an infection fighter, and treats sore muscles.
Jeffersonia diphylla is commonly known as twinleaf. Twinleaf is an herbaceous perennial or native wildflower native to Eastern North America. Twinleaf grows in hardy zones of 5-7 and matures to 8 inches -3 feet tall and up to 16 inches wide.
Twinleaf has long stems with blue-green basal leaves that are deeply divided into two symmetrical lobes that resemble angel wings. In spring, singular, dainty white flowers are borne atop its leafless stalks resembling stars. The star-shaped flowers later mature into pear-shaped pods that pop open when ripe.
Twinleaf thrives in partial shade and hummus-rich, moist, well-drained soil. Twinleaf requires regular watering, but let the soil dry out first.
Twinleaf and lily of the valley have similar dainty white blooms and thrive in partial shade with well-drained soil and regular watering.
Twinleaf is a diuretic and treats diarrhea and urinary problems.
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