A picture of a Canary Islands-Balm

Canary Islands-Balm

Cedronella spp.

Also known as

Canary Balm, Balm-Of-Gilead

Algaritofe (Cedronella canariensis) by Javier Sanchez Portero (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

60cm

50cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Canary Islands-Balm

A photo of Canary Islands-Balm
A close up of some purple white Cedronella flowers and some green leaves
Some green leavves of a Cedronella species

Canary Islands-Balm Overview

Cedronella is a genus with just 1 species of short-lived, aromatic, herbaceous perennial. It originates from the Canary Islands, the Azores, and Madeira and has now been naturalised to many other locations including South Africa, New Zealand and California. Foliage is divided into leaflets, these are arranged in groups of 3 and end in profuse clusters of 2-lipped, tubular, white or pink-purple flowers. The foliage has a cedar-like scent similar to that of species in the genus Cedrus and leaves are toothed along the edges.

Special features of Canary Islands-Balm

Attractive flowers