Melittis melissophyllum 'Royal Velvet Distinction'
|Year 2 flowers |
|Year 3 flowers |
|Year 4 flowers |
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.
|First sign of new growth, late April |
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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Visitors to this page have left the following comments
|Joanne||Apr 08, 2011||Re: Melittis - I have several of these and you're right, it does take a few years for them to start looking really nice. They don't get very large and don't spread around, so they look best when a group of them are planted together.|
|Elizabeth||May 19, 2015||Ditto above. I think one year my plants rebloomed when I cut them back after first bloom, but I have not had consistent success with this. Has anyone else??
|Szabó Imre Lajosné||Apr 17, 2021||Én azért írok , hogy kaphatnék e magot erről a nekem nagyon kedves növényből??|
- Seed from NARGS '13/'14 exchange, cold-stored. Baggy 70F (100%G, 8d)
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