Canary Islands-Balm

Cedronella spp.

profile iconAlgaritofe (Cedronella canariensis)
by Javier Sanchez Portero (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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A close up of some purple Cedronella flowers in the wild
profile iconAlgaritofe (Cedronella canariensis)
by Javier Sanchez Portero (CC BY-SA 3.0)
1 of 4
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.
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Planning

Flowering time

Summer, Spring

Special features

Attractive flowers

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Personality

Family

Lamiaceae

Flower colour

Pink, Purple, White
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