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Melittis melissophyllum ‘Royal Velvet Distinction’


Bastard Balm

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.359.500


Totally unknown to North American gardens, this mounding perennial has downy, honey-scented foliage. Small orchid-like flowers are clustered near the stem tips, white with a wine-red lip and very attractive to butterflies. Flowers appear in late spring and early summer. Grows well in any reasonably moist soil. Suitable for near the front of a perennial border, along a bright woodland path or in containers. USPP#13233, CPBRAF: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Melittis melissophyllum ‘Royal Velvet Distinction’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Red
  White
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Fragrant
  Massed
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   30-35 cm
   12-14 inches
Spread
   30-35 cm
   12-14 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.













Melittis melissophyllum ‘Royal Velvet Distinction’


Bastard Balm

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.359.500


Totally unknown to North American gardens, this mounding perennial has downy, honey-scented foliage. Small orchid-like flowers are clustered near the stem tips, white with a wine-red lip and very attractive to butterflies. Flowers appear in late spring and early summer. Grows well in any reasonably moist soil. Suitable for near the front of a perennial border, along a bright woodland path or in containers. USPP#13233, CPBRAF: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Melittis melissophyllum ‘Royal Velvet Distinction’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Red
  White
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Fragrant
  Massed
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   30-35 cm
   12-14 inches
Spread
   30-35 cm
   12-14 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.