Herb 'Lemon Balm'

Grower's Comments: Lemon Balm is easily started from seeds, cuttings or plant divisions of established plants

Spring; white

Low mounding shape to 18 inches

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Happiest in full shade, but will tolerate some sunFull sun


FUN FACTS

The name is from the Greek signifying bee, also indicating the plant's attraction for this insect.

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SizePrice
4" Pot$2.50
6" Pot$6.50

The genus Melissa officinalis has many representatives in Europe, Middle Asia and North America. Here in the Upper South, this hardy perennial will grow to about 18 inches tall in either a pot or in the ground.
Lemon Balm's aroma make it a prime candidate for not only the tea pot but also as a garnish for summer drinks and salads. Lemon Balm is surely one of the easiest Herbs to grow. HINT: if you grow it in your garden, keep it in it's pot: just bury the whole pot up to the pot's rim. This way, Lemon Balm will not become invasive and take over your garden!