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Lemon Balm - Plant

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Original price ₹ 231
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Current price ₹ 199

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Description

Melissa officinalis, commonly called lemon balm, is a bushy herbaceous perennial of the mint family

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Melissa officinalis, known as lemon balm, balm, common balm, or balm mint, is a perennial herbaceous plant in the mint family Lamiaceae, native to south-central Europe, North Africa, the Mediterranean region, and Central Asia. Wrinkled, ovate, medium green leaves appear in pairs on square stems.

Tiny, two-lipped, white flowers appear in the leaf axils throughout summer.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height 11 inch (28 cm)
Plant Spread 5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Lemon balm
Maximum Reachable Height 1.50 to 2 feet
Flower Colour White to pale yellow
Bloom Time June to August
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Cut back plants in fall leaving just 2 inches of stem.
  • The plant may freeze back to the ground in winter but will re-grow from underground roots and renew itself in spring.

    Lemon Balm care

    Sow lemon balm seed one fourth inch deep. Thin successful seedlings to 8 inches apart and later to 18 inches apart. Space rows 18 to 24 inches apart. Lemon balm spreads by underground roots. To keep lemon balm from spreading, set it in the garden in a container that will keep the roots in place. Remove unwanted plants before they become established.

    Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
    Watering Dry to medium
    Soil Average, dry to medium, well-drained soils
    Temperature 65 to 75 degrees F
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Lemon Balm special feature

    Herb gardens, Border fronts, Naturalize as a ground cover in informal areas.

    Lemon Balm uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for an ornamental purpose

    Medicinal Use:

    • Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), a member of the mint family, is considered a calming herb
    • It was used as far back as the Middle Ages to reduce stress and anxiety, promote sleep, improve appetite, and ease pain and discomfort from indigestion (including gas and bloating, as well as colic)
    • Note: Please consult your health expert

    Culinary Use:

    • Lemon balm is used as a flavoring in ice cream and herbal teas
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