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Melittis melissophyllum Royal Velvet Distinction

Bastard Balm

Full Shade Full Shade
Fully hardy perennial Fully hardy perennial
Hardy Perennial Hardy Perennial
Suitable for Container Suitable for Container
Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest
Bees And Butterflies Bees And Butterflies
Scented Scented

Young plants
from £4.10

£18.00
3 plants
YP05RVD03-IN22
Despatched by 06th July 2022
£25.00
5 plants
YP05RVD05-IN22
Despatched by 06th July 2022
£41.00
10 plants
YP05RVD10-IN22
Despatched by 06th July 2022

Pots
from £4.67
+ Open

£15.00
1 x 9cm pot
PT133G21
Despatched by 06th July 2022
£24.00
3 x 9cm pots
PT133H21
Despatched by 06th July 2022
£30.00
5 x 9cm pots
PT133I21
Despatched by 15th July 2022
£42.00
9 x 9cm pots
PT31D1909-IN19
Despatched by 15th July 2022

Description


Melittis 'Royal Velvet Distinction' is an easy to grow, clump-forming beauty with robust upright stems baring distinctive oval, honey-scented, fuzzy leaves and flowers. Clusters of buds begin to form in late spring, full of promise, which open in summer to display beautiful, unique, orchid-like flowers. Each flower has exquisite contrasting colours - white upper lip and wine-red lower lip; only upon closer inspection are the intriguing two- toned blooms appreciated. As a member of the mint family, the foliage is very aromatic. The nectar rich blooms are attractive to bees and butterflies. Melittis Royal Velvet Distinction is a perfect specimen to plant in the front of borders and in containers in well-drained soil. Preferring to be grown in part shade, Melittis makes a wonderful weed-suppressing groundcover in shady areas, where it will reach an approximate height 45cm and spread of 50cm.
Full Shade Part Sun/Part Shade
Pink Red White Black
Pots Young Plants
Fully hardy perennial Hardy Perennial
Melittis_melissophylum
Cottage Garden Prairie Style planting Container Gardening Contemporary Gardening Small Gardens
No
Spring Summer
40cm (16in) 45cm (18in)
Pest Resistant Suitable for Container Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest Ideal for Beginners NEW This Year Moist Soil Bees And Butterflies Great Ground Cover Scented Dappled/Full Shade Loving
40cm (16in) 50cm (20in)
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We offer plants in a range of formats so what you receive varies from plant to plant.

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Hardiness Guide


 

Temperatures down to -15 °C  & lower

Happy between -5°C and -20°C

Can withstand down to around -5°C

May be damaged by temperatures below 1°C

Can withstand temperatures between 5-10 °C

Happy in temperatures between 10-15 °C

Can withstand temperatures above 15 °C

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If, for any reason you are not delighted with your purchase, just return it to us within 21 days.

We promise to exchange the item or return the price you paid for the item in full. This is in addition to your statutory rights.

Hayloft Plants will not agree to refunding the costs of returning the parcel to us.

Hardiness Guide


 

Temperatures down to -15 °C  & lower

Happy between -5°C and -20°C

Can withstand down to around -5°C

May be damaged by temperatures below 1°C

Can withstand temperatures between 5-10 °C

Happy in temperatures between 10-15 °C

Can withstand temperatures above 15 °C

We offer plants in a range of formats so what you receive varies from plant to plant. The images below show what you will receive for each format.
More information on how to care for each format can be found below.

We deliver to all of our customers within the UK including the Highlands and Islands for just £5.95 per order.

Your order will be confirmed by email and each item ordered will have an individual delivery date. Your items will arrive before the dates given unless Mother Nature lends a hand by providing unseasonable weather. On these rare occasions we would update you by email.

Items may be sent together, individually or a mix of the two depending on the individual delivery dates and our final quality inspection.

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