Lemon Balm

Melissa officinalis

SKU
06390
Versatile perennial valued for its light green foliage with a fresh lemon scent. Fresh leaves are used in drinks, salads and other recipes; dried they are useful in potpourris. Intermingles well for use in landscapes or mixed containers.
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4-10

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Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

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Average Size at MaturityModerate grower to 10 to 12 in. tall, 16 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSmall white flowers in late summer.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorLight Green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureEdible, Gift Plant, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-10

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