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Balm, Lemon (Melissa officinalis)


Perennial

Aromatic

Attracts Bees and Butterflies

Culinary

Medicinal
Height: 2.5 foot
Aspect: Sun or semi shade
Soil Type: Any
Uses: Culinary and Medicinal
Care: Cut back after flowering to allow for a second flush of foliage.
Usually available: All year
Pot size supplied: Grown in a 10 cm (4 inch) pot
Hardiness: LEVEL 1 - see 'Description' tab below
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Balm, Lemon (Melissa officinalis)

Balm, Lemon – Melissa officinalis

Balm, Lemon – Melissa officinalis is a hardy perennial with wrinkled green leaves that have a delicious lemon scent.

Plants tolerate most conditions but prefer full sun or partial shade. As a member of the mint family it can be quite boisterous in the border so plant sensibly. Cut back after flowering to avoid self seeding and to encourage a second flush of fresh foliage. Spread 30cm.

A herb that has many medicinal and culinary properties. The lemon flavour and scent works well with a variety of dishes. Well known in ‘Melissa tea’ which promotes sound sleep.

A useful Bee Plant, excellent for planting around bee hives or in orchards to attract them.

We also have a variegated form and a golden variety available.

 

£2.40£5.90

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Product Description

This plant is grown in a 4″ (10cm) pot. It is ready to be placed (weather permitting) into it’s final position. You will receive an instruction label which gives you further cultural instructions.

Note: If the Plant is in season but not in stock it may be available in small quantities. please contact us for stock. Read more on availability here

This plant is┬áLEVEL 1 – Fully hardy UK wide

These levels are determined by Norfolk Herbs and are to be used simply as a guide. Our levels go from 1 (fully hardy) to 6 (requires a heated environment over winter).

Additional information

Weight0.5 kg
Height

2 – 3 Foot

Life Cycle

Perennial

Colour

Whites and Creams

Ideal for Bee & Butterfly

Yes

Medicinal

Medicinal

Planting Position

Full Sun, Semi-Shade

Herb Group

Other

Herbs for Tea

Yes

Ideal for Tubs & Containers

No

Culinary Herbs

Desserts, Drinks, Garnish

Scented

Fruity

A-Z

B

Pot Size

1.5 Litre potted plant, 10cm (pot width) plant

Width / Spread

1-2 feet

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