Lily of the valley have been around in cultivation for many centuries. Convallaria majalis 'Rosea' was first noted in around 1576. Although its likely there may only be one variable species (or 3 similar), grown for the wonderfully scented, creamy-white, bell-shaped flowers, there are many cultivated forms, with larger flowers, variegated foliage, yellow foliage, double flowers or pink flowers. The flowers are on separate, arching stems, amongst strap-like leaves. Often followed by red fruits. Very popular as a cut flower.