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GardenersDream Melittis Royal Velvet Distinction

  • £8.99
  • RRP £10.49
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  • Characteristics: Compact, clump-forming herbaceous perennial with oval, fuzzy, mid-green foliage which produces a honey scent. Orchid-like flowers of purple and white from late Spring.
  • Growth & Spread: Ultimate height and spread of 0.1 Ð 0.5m.
  • Period of Interest: Spring and Summer interest. Whorls of Orchid-like flowers along the stems with a single petal of deep purple and the others around it of pure white. Blooms from late Spring through to Summer.
  • Water & Maintenance: Plant in moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Keep in partial sun in a sheltered position. If planted in full sun, then maintain soil moisture. Does not tolerate dry areas.

A herbaceous perennial with pleasantly scented foliage and showy Spring flowering blooms. The Melittis ÔRoyal Velvet DistinctionÕ, sometimes known as Bastard Balm or Honey Balm, is a clumping, rather compact plant with mid-green foliage and stems which are both covered in fuzzy trichomes and emit a lovely honey fragrance. Late Spring bring whorls of Orchid-like blooms of striking purple and white which last through to the start of Summer.

Plant in moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil and keep in partial sun in a sheltered position. Can be planted in sunny locations but soil moisture must be maintained as these cultivars dislike dry soils. An attractive pollinator.

Please Note: Images are for illustrative purposes only and designed to be a representation of the item(s) being sold.ÊHerbaceous plants die back below the soil in the Winter and may be supplied in their dormant state during this time. Fresh growth will be seen the following Spring.

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