Flower of the Month: Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley is a popular garden plant, grown for the scented flowers. It is a native of Europe, being distributed also over North America and Northern Asia, but in England it is very local as a wild flower. In the Victorian classic, The Language of Flowers, the Lily of the Valley is said to symbolize the return of happiness. Named for its native habitat (the Latin word "convallis" means enclosed valley), our Lily of the Valley is harvested along the beautiful coastline of Santa Barbara, California. Though lily of the valley bears dozens of blossoms, it can only last for less than a week. With bell-shaped flowers that infuse the air with fragrance throughout the day, it is the perfect addition to your bedside table or bathroom counter.