Exposure
Sun
Part sun
Attributes
Fragrant
Water Requirements
Prefers well-drained soil
Water weekly during dry spells

Melissa officinalis

Lemon Balm

Foliage has a heavy lemon scent and is often used for teas and summer drinks. Chopped leaves are used in salads, stews and soups. A great addition to the herb garden. Bees love it!

Height:

36 Inches

Bloom Color:

Pale yellow to white.

Melissa (me-lis'-a)

Family: Lamiaceae · Common Name: Lemon Balm

Lemon-scented, slightly crinkled pale green foliage and tiny white flowers in spring. Attractive plant for the herb or flower garden. Good bee plant. Will reseed, but best to remove most flowers as they fade to prevent unwanted spread.

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