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Royal Velvet Distinction' is a compact, clump-forming perennial to 40cm tall and wide with oval or egg-shaped deeply-veined leaves with scalloped edges. Both the stems and leaves are covered with hairs and are honey scented. Small whorls of orchid-like flowers comprising a dark purple lower lip and white upper lip are borne in late spring and early summer.


Grows best in a moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in partial shade.


Cut back after flowering.


Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 0.1-0.5 metres in 2-5 years

Spread: 0.1-0.5 metres

The pictures in this listing are examples of the available plant at maturity and do not indicate anything in regards to size of plant at the point of sale

Organically produced young plant grown in a 9cm pot for planting immediately or to grow on (pot removed when possible, to reduce plastic waste)

Melittis melissophyllum 'Royal Velvet Distinction' bastard balm

SKU: BP202400582
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