Melissa officinalis 'Lemon Balm'

Lemon Balm


Photo courtesy of Ball Horticulture

  • Culinary uses
  • Great for many home uses
  • Strong lemon scent
Edible
Edible
Fragrant
Fragrant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Moist, Well-Drained
Moist, Well-Drained



Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Great for home teas

Cut back periodically


Height: 12-15 in
Spacing: 15-18 in
Price Level 1: $3.99 ea.~4 ½” pot
Bloom Color:
Zone: 5
 

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


Attributes:

  • Fragrant
  • Edible
  • Low Maintenance

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant

Exposure:

  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Habit:

  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Dark Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer
  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained