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Melissa officinalis 'Aurea' (Variegated Lemon Balm)Herb Plant

  • Buy Melissa officinalis 'Aurea' Lemon Balm, Variegated | Buy Herb Plant Online in 9cm Pot
  • Buy Melissa officinalis 'Aurea' Lemon Balm, Variegated | Herb Plant for Sale in 9cm Pot
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Melissa officinalis 'Aurea' (Variegated Lemon Balm)Herb in 9cm Pot 

Variegated Lemon Balm  is a perennial herb that is part of the mint family, it shares many characteristics with its cousin lemon balm in that it is as easy to grow and is a robust grower!,  it too is lemon-scented but it has a distinct variegated gold/green foliage. Originally from southern Europe and the Mediterranean region, it grows up to  60cm-1m tall with the right conditions. Variegated Lemon Balm will tolerate most soil types, but prefers a well-drained site in full-sun or partial shade. Variegated Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis 'Aurea') is an excellent addition to the garden for its beautiful foliage alone. During the summer months it and has a small show of white flowers in summer that are full of nectar, which attract bees, hence the genus name Melissa (Greek for 'honey bee')

Herb Usage

Variegated Lemon Balm has many uses, as a culinary herb it can be infused to make teas as well as flavouring ice-creams, it is also used as a herb for stuffing poultry. The addition of lime balm will add a lime zing to cooking in general, and is a useful addition to the herb garden. Harvest throughout the summer by snipping or pinching out the growing tips, it will keep regenerating all summer. Other uses include the leaves being crushed and rubbed onto the skin to repel insects.

Buy Lime Balm Online

Our potted lime balm plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.

 

 


Other Details

Growing conditions:
Grows anywhere, prefers moist well-drained soil
Flower Colour:
White
Height x Spread:
60cm x 60cm
Latin Name:
Melissa officinalis 'Aurea'
Hardiness:
RHS rating H7 very hardy

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