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Lemon Balm in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Melissa officinalis

 

Lemon Balm

Medicinal or culinary herb with many uses. The crinkly edged and toothed leaves are similar to that of the mint which are in the same family. Can be used for infused for tea, added to fish dishes or in green salads.

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plant Features
  • Lemon Balm likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Lemon Balm likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Lemon Balm is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Lemon Balm likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Lemon Balm

Latin name

Melissa officinalis

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Lamiaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.3 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Lemon Balm likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Lemon Balm is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Lemon Balm likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Lemon Balm likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Lemon Balm is 0.70meters x 0.70meters 0.70 M 0.70 M

Melissa officinalis

Medicinal or culinary herb with many uses. The crinkly edged and toothed leaves are similar to that of the mint which are in the same family. Can be used for infused for tea, added to fish dishes or in green salads.


Flowering Season

From Early Summer TO Mid Summer

Tiny nondescript white flowers appear in the summer.

 

Propagation by seed

From Late Winter TO Late Spring

Sow seed directly into growing site after all danger of frost is past or sow seed under glass in late winter to mid spring. They can be grown in containers but will need more attention but will contain the plants.

 

Planting out

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Container grown plants can be put out after all sign of frost is past.

 
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