Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm

Features

A must for every herb garden. A perennial herb grown for its lemon-scented leaves. Clusters of small white flowers in the summer are not showy, but do attract bees. 

Uses

Plant where the scent can be enjoyed. Can be used to replace grated lemon rind in fish and chicken dishes. The dry leaves can be used for tea. Popular for sachets and popourri. 

Care

Actually performs better in poor, infertile soil. Allow soil to dry between thorough waterings. Protect from excessive winter moisture. Harvest foliage as needed.