Melittis melissophyllum

A woodland native that's a mecca for bees, with small, orchid-like flowers in white, with a dark pink lip and sweet, slightly lemon-scented foliage. More
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A woodland native that’s a mecca for bees, with small, orchid-like flowers in white, with a dark pink lip and sweet, slightly lemon-scented foliage. This is lovely, planted beneath a tree or in wooded areas in dappled shade.

Genus Melittis
Group/Species melissophyllum
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Bastard Balm
Border Position Front, Middle
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Heavy Clay, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Part Shade
Moisture Moist, Moist but Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 50cm (20in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant in a cool, shaded location with rich, fertile soil.
Care Tips Cut back after flowering.
Flowering June - August
Harvesting Flower production: 3 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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