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Lavender 'Melissa'

Lavandula angustifolia

Melissa is part of the Lavandula genus and is a Lavender variety. Its scientific name is Lavandula angustifolia 'Melissa'.

Light pink and white flowers with wonderful fragrance, great for culinary use.

This variety is a Herb that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Melissa is known for its Forb habit and growing to a height of approximately 60.0 cm (1.95 feet).

Typically, Melissa Lavender is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Lavender 'Melissa' have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Lavender 'Melissa'

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Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Melissa is thought of as hardy, so Melissa will tend to go dormant or grow slowly over the winter months. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Melissa are Zone 5 and Zone 9. Melissa requires a sandy soil with a ph of 6.1 - 8.5 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Melissa from seed

Look to ensure a distance 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - bury at a depth of at least 0.23 inches (0.6 cm) deep. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 15°C / 59°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Melissa about 1 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Melissa

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Melissa is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Melissa

Lavender 'Melissa' information

How long does Melissa take to grow?

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Lavender Melissa Etymology

Angustifolius is Latin for "thin"or “narrow”.1

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