Melissa officinalis


Lemon Balm

Perennial clumps grow to 0.7m tall, but will die down in wither; to regrow again in spring.

Lemon scented foliage.


Fresh foliage can be used as a lemon substitute to flavour drinks, sweets or anywhere else that lemons might be used. Dried foliage may be used in potpourri.


Grows in moist soils in a temperate climate; but not dry soils. Needs plenty of light but tolerates some shade. Very hardy in all but extremely hot or cold places. Fast growing.


Seed, division of clumps, or cuttings in spring or autumn.


Variegated and green leaved forms.

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