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Lemon Balm Melissa officinalis

How to sow lemon balm: Direct seed indoors, transplant seedlings outside after hardening off.

Sun requirement for lemon balm: Plant in Partial Sun

Lemon Balm has been planted 14 times by Growstuff members.

Lemon Balm is a perennial herb in the mint family that flowers during the summer and gives off a strong lemon scent. In hot climates, a little shade can be beneficial, helping the plant to produce larger and more flavorful leaves. Lemon Balm is used in teas, salads, as an ornamental, and in aromatherapy. Like mint, Lemon Balm can aggressively spread throughout the garden - planting it in a container can keep this in check.

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Predictions

Perennial

living more than two years

Height

100cm

Spread

40cm

Row Spacing

30cm

Companions

cabbage broccoli cauliflower melon rosemary sage
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Photos

Lemon balm crops

Lemon balm plantings

Lemon balm
Lemon balm
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2015-04-19 17.03.25
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Lemon balm
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How to grow lemon balm

Scientific names

Melissa officinalis

Alternate names

balm
balm mint

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