Wednesday Flower of the Day
Lily of the Valley
Lily of the valley (Convallaria) is an old-fashioned cottage garden plant. This fragrant, romantic flower is also associated with Mercury. These lovely scented plants are best suited for growing in the shade and will multiply rapidly if you do not keep them under control in your garden. Flower folklore warns against planting lily of the valley alone. Instead, plant other magickal shade-loving flowers such as columbine or foxglove along with them to keep the garden happy. Lily of the valley is toxic if ingested, so simply enjoy the blooms in small arrangements or just for their scent in the garden. The perfume of lily of the valley was thought to have the power to improve the memory and to lift the spirits. In the language of flowers, the lily of the valley speaks of a true platonic friendship and a return to cheerfulness and happy times.
Source:Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week Ellen Dugan