Lemon balm, a member of the mint family, is a lovely mild herb named for the lemony scent of its leaves. Originally grown in South Europe, lemon balm is often used in combination with other herbs and is frequently found in poultry and fish dishes, desserts, and teas. It also makes a nicely scented sachet.This plant is very attractive to bees and has been used by beekeepers to help keep bees in place. Like other types of mint, it likes to spread, so a container is a great choice.
Features: Lemon-scented leaves
Light: Part shade
Soil: Well drained, let dry between watering’s; pH 6.7 to 7.3
Spacing: 20 to 24 inches
Plant Size: 24 to 36 inches tall
Garden use: Flower beds, herb beds, great for containers
Culinary use: For lemon flavor in a variety of dishes and teas.
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