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Convallaria majalis 'Bordeaux'

10th May 2009

New here this year, a cultivar selected for the cut flower trade. I bought it when the flower was just going over, so this is the best picture I have at present.

1st May 2011

Convallaria is a vigorous, spreading plant. During the 1600's it was called "Mayflower" and mnay be the thing remembered in the ship of that name that sailed the seven seas, landed in the New World and we all know where it went from there (or it could have been Hawthorn). As I say, it spreads. 'Bordeaux' is almost certainly the same thing as 'Geant de Bordeaux' , the name reflecting the long tradition of farming the plants for forcing around Nantes and Bordeaux.

8th May 2019