Lemon Balm should be planted in your perennial herb garden any time before summer’s end. When growing in the ground it will reach four feet in height with a long blooming season. Cclusters of small white flowers will attract pollinators and beneficial insects. Leaves may be harvested from May through October for making a relaxing lemon-flavored tea; lemon balm is used in aromatherapy and has been cultivated since the 1500s. It is a perennial herbaceous plant (that is, the tops die back in winter to re-grow each spring) in the mint family and native to south-central Europe, the Mediterranean Basin, Iran, and Central Asia, but now naturalized in the Americas and elsewhere.
Lemon Balm plant
A gallon-sized pot with a spring-dug Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) plant.
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- Store Name: Snakeroot Organic Farm
- Vendor: Snakeroot Organic Farm
- Address: 27 Organic Farm Road
Pittsfield, ME 04967-5729
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