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Plant Size
4" Herb

Lemon Balm Melissa officinalis ''

Lemon Balm


Plant where the scent can be enjoyed. Can be used to replace grated lemon rind in fish and chicken dishes. The dry leaves can be used for tea. Popular for sachets and potpourri. Wash fruits, vegetables and herbs thoroughly before eating.

Height:

24-36 in

Spread:

18-24 in

Hardiness Zone:

4-12

 
Lemon Balm is a perennial herb that has been cultivated for over 2,000 years, originally as a bee plant. Its lemon-scented leaves are very popular for brewing a calming tea. The leaves can also be used to flavor soups, salads, fish dishes and herb vinegars. Dried leaves can be added to homemade potpourri or herb pillows. This plant is very nice for growing along walkways or in patio containers, where the scent can be appreciated. Bees love this plant!
 

Characteristics & Attributes for Lemon Balm Melissa officinalis

Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Attributes
Heat Tolerant
Fragrant
Culinary
Habit
Upright
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Tray Size
25 - Preforma Strip (26 Plants)
Uses
Bedding Plant
Containers
Herb Garden
Vigor
Vigorous