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Sabin, MN 56580

Melissa officinalis

Lemon Balm

A lemon-scented and flavored herb that is indispensable to those whole love lemon flavor in culinary dishes. Very easy to grow.

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  • Self-seeding plant but not generally considered invasive.
  • Height: 24 in
  • Spread: 24 in
  • Hardiness Zone: 3-7

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Bedding Plant
Container
Fragrant
Exposure
Full Sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Dry
Average
Available Size
Herb-4 1/2"
Lemon Balm Melissa officinalis from Bloomfield Garden Center
Image courtesy of Urban Cultivators
Image courtesy of Urban Cultivators
Image courtesy of Herbal Teas Online

Interesting Notes:

Use fresh or dried leaves for teas. Use fresh leaves in cool drinks, salads, desserts, jams, soups and fish dishes. Add leavs after cooking as lemon verbena doesn't stand up to heat.