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Melissa officinalis 'Lime Balm' Lime Balm Herb Plant (1L)

  • Buy Melissa officinalis 'Lime Balm Lime Balm | Herb Plant for Sale in 1 Litre Pot
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Lime balm (Melissa officinalis 'Lime Balm'), is a perennial herb that is part of the mint family. Originally from southern Europe and the Mediterannean region, it grows up to 70–150 cm tall, bearing leaves that have a gentle lime scent.

Lime Balm will tolerate most soil types, but prefers a moist well-drained site.

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').

A gorgeous lime-scented herb, and a robust grower, Lime 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. Other uses include the leaves being crushed and rubbed onto the skin to repel insects.


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Growing conditions:
Grows anywhere, prefers moist well-drained soil.
Flower Colour:
White / Lilac
Height x Spread:
1.5m x 1m
Latin Name:
Melissa officinalis 'Lime Balm'
Hardiness:
RHS rating H7 very hardy

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