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Melittis melissiophyllum 'Royal Velvet Distinction' - Bastard Balm - Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)
Melittis melissiophyllum 'Royal Velvet Distinction' - Bastard Balm - Melittis 'Royal Velvet Distinction' has curious, orchid-like, white flowers with fuchsia lips held over fuzzy foliage. None of your garden friends will have it!
Melittis melissiophyllum 'Royal Velvet Distinction' - Melittis 'Royal Velvet Distinction' has curious, orchid-like, white flowers with fuchsia lips held over fuzzy foliage. None of your garden friends will have it!


 
15cm
Price: $21.99
Zone Hardiness: 5-9
Light: Sun, Part Sun
Height: 12-24"
Width: 12-24"
Flower Colour: Pink

Stock Status:In Stock
Availability: Available this season. Most plants ready to ship in mid to late spring.
Product Code: 4631
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Description Fine Print
 
Here's something you don't find every day. This unique species has white orchid-like flowers with a pink lip. 'Royal Velvet Distinction' offers a deep pink lip edged in white which is more ornamental than the species. The foliage is light green and slightly fuzzy. This native of the old world is found from the southern UK through central Europe and as far east as Turkey. The genus name Melittis refers to bees, an insect that loves to visit the flowers of this intriguing plant.
Details
  • Class: Deciduous
  • Soil Moisture: Average
  • Flowering Time: Spring
  • Fragrant: No
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Deer Resistant: Unknown
  • Attracts:
  • Habitat: Mountainous deciduous woods (oak, beech and chestnut), but also areas with pines, hedges, shrubs and junipers. They usually occur on wood-edges and hedgebanks at an altitude of 01400 metres (04,600 feet) above sea level.
  • Geographical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor, Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia
  • BC Native: No

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