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Melissa officinalis /Lemon Balm

Melissa officinalis  / Melissa officinalis
Extract from leaves have culinary and medicinal uses
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Extract from leaves have culinary and medicinal uses

A fast growing perennial that spreads quickly in the garden

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Scientific Name: Melissa officinalis
Common Name: Lemon Balm
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Fall
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Herb
Comments: In areas that have freezes, this herb will die back to the ground and return in the spring. It grows best in partial shade, however it will grow in full sun. Flavoring from this herb is used in teas, ice cream, and candies. It grows qiickly and can become a pest in the garden.