Lemon Balm - Melissa officinalis

This attractive herb with yellow or variegated leaves smells strongly of lemons and will spread freely through the border. Attracts bees to the garden. Use fresh leaves in salads and as a garnish for fish and other dishes. Dried leaves are perfect for potpourri.

Water Needs: 
Moderate
Foliage Color: 
Green
Landscape Uses: 
Border
Container
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Traditional
Light Needs: 
Full Sun
Plant Types: 
Height: 
24-36"
Spread: 
12-24"
Flower Colors: 
White
Flower Seasons: 
Summer
Special Features: 
Edible
Rabbit Resistant
Growth Habits: 
Upright
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 4
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Plant in warm, moist soil in a sunny location. Good sun and moisture are necessary for the production of essential oil and good fragrance. Cut back to soil level in the fall to encourage strong growth. The plant will not tolerate high humidity.

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