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Melittis melissophyllum 'Royal Velvet Distinction'

 
Melittis melissophyllum 'Royal Velvet Distinction'
Year 2 flowers
Melittis melissophyllum 'Royal Velvet Distinction'
Year 3 flowers
Melittis melissophyllum 'Royal Velvet Distinction'
Year 4 flowers

Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-9)
Flowers purple/white (May)
Size 16"
Light sun
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

I received this plant by mail order in Spring 2008; it was sad and small, and I don't remember noticing it at all the rest of the season. Then I found that some online sources rate this hardly only to zone 7. So I was pleasantly surprised to see its re-emerging foliage in early May the next year. Flowers followed not too long afterwards. It has become a little more floriferous every year since then.

Melittis melissophyllum 'Royal Velvet Distinction'
First sign of new growth, late April

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: side garden, orchard nursery area

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '13/'14 exchange, cold-stored. Baggy 70F (100%G, 8d)


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