Melissa officinalis

Botanical Name: Melissa officinalis

Common Name(s): Lemon balm

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Description:

This looks rather like common mint, and has a similar spreading habit. Lemon balm leaves have a strong lemon scent.

Family: Lamiaceae

Botanical Pronunciation: MEE-LISS-uh uh-fiss-ih-NAY-liss.

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Frost Sensitive
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Non Indigenous
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Full Sun
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Half Sun
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Moderate Watering
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Pruning Required

Foliage

Description:
This looks rather like common mint, and has a similar spreading habit. Lemon balm leaves have a strong lemon scent.


Origin

Southern Europe.

Planting Instructions

Seeds can be sown from spring to late summer.

Possible Problems

Seeds are slow to germinate.

Propagation

Propagate from existing plants, either by root division or from tip cuttings taken during summer.

Size

600mm *

Uses

Lemon balm leaves have a strong lemon scent. They are used to flavour poultry, fish and pork dishes, as well as fruit salads, puddings and custards.

Uses in landscape design

Lemon balm is ideal for containers in semi-shaded positions.

When to Sow

Seeds can be sown from spring to late summer.

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