Convallaria majalis is commonly known as Lily of the Valley. Lily of the Valley is native to cool temperate climates. The woodland plant will grow in most soil types, but it prefers the shade. Small, white, fragrant bell-shaped flowers bloom over thick green leaves. Lily of the Valley is a good choice for containers, but can also be planted in the garden. The perennial is a good choice for smaller areas and looks beautiful in masses.