The lemony leaves of lemonbalm are fragrant and wonderful. It is grown exclusively as an herb and its pungent green leaves are used for tea and potpourri.
Lemonbalm is a hardy perennial herb in the mint family. The plants are clump-forming and offer inconspicuous white or pale pink flowers in late spring to summer. The flowers are pollinated by bees and set lots of seed. This herb heartily self-sows, so watch out. It can quickly become unwelcome if you don't cut the seedheads off.
Adaptable and easy to grow, lemonbalm grows best in full to partial fun and fertile well-drained soil. It is easier to keep it at bay if grown in containers or troughs and takes well to regular shearing.
Information source: www.Learn2Grow.com.
Genus - Melissa
Species - Officinalis
Common name - Lemon Balm
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 9
Height - 0,60 m
Spread - 0,40 m
Plant type - Perennial, Fragrant
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Neutral
Soil type - Well drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
Water requirements - Average Water
Landscape uses - Container, Edible, Herb / Vegetable
Bloom season - Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
Leaf / Flower color - Green, Light Green / White, Light Pink
Can be sown all year long for cuilinary use. Ensure more light in winter months.
Start seeds indoors six to eight weeks before last frost.
Lemon balm seeds germinate between 12 and 21 days.
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