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Melissa officinalis 'Lemon Balm'

Lemon Balm

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Melissa officinalis is a herbaceous, semi-evergreen shrubby plant related to mint that grown for its attractive, highly scented foliage - leaves are oval, serrated edged with deeply impressed veins and smell strongly of lemon when bruised. White to pale mauve flowers are produced on upright shoots in summer and are highly attractive to bees. The leaves have been long used to make herbal infusion drinks and as a lemon flavouring. It has also been used in traditional folk medicine for treatment of intestinal problems and is the source of lemon balm oil.

Melissa officinalis 'Lemon Balm' Identification Sheet

Origin
Mediterranean Europe, N. Africa, Asia
Genus
Melissa
Species
officinalis
Common name(s)
Lemon Balm
Synonym
Situation
Full sun , well-drained soil
Eventual height
150cm
Eventual spread
70cm
Hardiness
Fully hardy
Skill level
Easy

Product warranties

We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.

The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.

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