Balm of Gilead - Cedronella canariensis


  • Height: Grows to 90cm
  • Type: Half Hardy
  • Aspect: Sun
  • Soil: Any / Alkaline
  • Flower colour: pink
  • Flowering period: From June - August

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A half hardy aromatic perennial native to the Canary Islands. It has a strong eucalyptus / balsaam scent that works well in pot poourii. The attractive pinky purple flower heads are dried and used in flower arrangements. Flowers and leaves are infused into a tea to help with colds and sore throats and inhaled helps clear blocked noses.There are other plants known as balm of Gilead which include a rare desert shrub in the Middle East and Populus balsamifera, a poplar tree grown in quantity for its medical properties..