Nice golden striped leaf version of the familiar Lily of the Valley. This is just as easy and tough as the regular version and you can enjoy those same scented white flowers in that little mini vase on your nightstand. This will sometimes throw a reversion with solid green leaves and if that happens then a simple yet deft surgical excision with your Hori-Hori is indicated. Actually you don't have to be all that deft or surgical - this is so tough that clumsy will do!
A selection we received years ago from Piping Tree Nursery in West Virginia which was known for their eponymous native plant selections. This is a big honker of a Lily of the Valley with very large leaves towards the upper limits of the variety. We are near certain of this being variety montana but have not looked at the flower bracts to confirm, hence the cf. qualifier. Familiar white scented flowers in a magnified format that literally puts this head and shoulders above the rest.
A lovely gold leafed sport of 'Cream da Mint' that Rick Sawyer found in his Fernwood Nursery in Maine. This truly glows particularly in spring when the gold coloration is at its best. The larger than usual white scented flowers are a fine accompaniment. Slower spreading than many selections.
Lily of the Valley. A good selection of this stalwart species with a yellow margin to the leaves and said leaves are larger than average as well. Typical scented white flowers. There are numerous spellings of the cultivar name but since this is an American introduction, we can only assume this is correct.
Maybe the best of the variegated Lily of the Valley selections. This has prominent stripes that are quite even and show minimal reversion to green compared to other clones. Like all of the Lily of the Valley, this is tough as all get out and can take dry when established.