Bastard balm 'Royal Velvet Distinction' Melittis melissophyllum 'Royal Velvet Distinction' (PBR)

bastard balm 'Royal Velvet Distinction'


'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

Plant Info
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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      bastard balm 'Royal Velvet Distinction'

    • Common names

      Melittis melissophyllum 'Royal Crimson Distinction'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Spread

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    Cut back after flowering

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants Wildlife Gardens

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by division

  • insectPests

    Generally trouble free

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally trouble free