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.