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Melissa officinalis( Lemon Balm) Herb Plant

  • Buy Melissa officinalis Lemon Balm | Buy Herb Plant Online in 9cm Pot
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Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)Herb in 9cm Pot 

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is a perennial herb that is part of the mint family, it is easy to grow and is a robust grower, it can be a bully in the garden if left to its own devices! It has a distinct lemon-scented foliage. Originally from southern Europe and the Mediterranean region, it can grow up to 70cm–1m tall. Lemon Balm will tolerate most soil types, but prefers a well-drained site in full-sun or partial shade.

During the summer months it produces small creamy-white or pale purple flower spikes that are full of nectar, which attract bees, hence the genus name Melissa (Greek for 'honey bee')

Herb Usage

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 lemonbalm will add a lemony-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 Lemon Balm Online

Our potted Lemon 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 / Lilac
Height x Spread:
1.5m x 1m
Latin Name:
Melissa officinalis
Hardiness:
RHS rating H7 very hardy

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