Canary Island Balm

Price: $ 7.50

Cedronella canariensis

Also known as Balm of Gilead. Ornamental perennial growing up to 1.5m tall and smelling strongly of citronella and balsam. Leaves can be dried and made into a tea known as Canary Island Tea. Also made into pot pourri. A member of the mint family with unusual leaves for that family, but typical flowers which are great bee attractors. Frost tender but may be overwintered in sheltered spot or unheated glass or plastic house. Ours survive in an unheated polytunnel even with temperatures outside dipping to -7. $7.50 9cm pot, $9.50 11cm pot.

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