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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