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Lemon Balm

    

LEMON BALM

Melissa officinalis

Description:

Trimming often during the growing season provides the best quality fresh Lemon Balm. Harvesting for drying can be done any time before flowering. Makes a nice green groundcover.

Growth:

To height of 3’

Light:

Full-partial sun

Hardiness:

Perennial in zones 5-11

Uses:

Culinary, Fragrant Ornamental, Medicinal

Suggestions:

Some lemon taste when fresh, but only a so-so culinary herb. Can be used for potpourri. Prized for cordials. Can be used to make tea. Add leaves to ice water for a refreshing summer drink.

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