Lemon Balm USDA Certified Organic 2 ½ in. Pot

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Lemon Balm USDA Certified Organic   2 ½ in. Pot

Lemon Balm Melissa Officinalis  is an easy to grow herb reaching 3 feet.  Its inconspicuous yellow flowers are a haven for bees and produce an abundance of seeds that freely reseed if not controlled.  The leaves have been used for culinary purposes in tea, cordials and wines and are currently used in liqueurs.  They may have some effectiveness repelling mosquitoes.  Lemon Balm has properties that are antimicrobial, antioxidant, anticarcinogenic and antimutagenic .  Hardy to Zone 5.

Needs Full Sun

Grows 24”-36” in any somewhat moist garden loam

Plant 12 inches apart in rows 5 feet apart

Harvest to keep plants neat and use the leaves fresh.