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Description for Lemon Balm
Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade.
Plants like full sun in northern areas but appreciate some part afternoon shade in hot summer climates.
Common name(s): Melissa officinalis
Flower colours: White to pale yellow
Bloom time: -
Max reacahble height: 1.50 to 2.00 feet
Difficulty to grow:: easy to grow
Planting and care
Follow these How to Grow Lemon Balm from seeds instructions and grow some wonderful â€œLemonyâ€ flavour.
Grow in container or contained area of the garden as this plant spreads. Start indoors 6 to 8 weeks before last frost, and transplant out or direct so in late March to mid-April.
Barely cover the tiny seeds.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Dry to medium
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
Caring for Lemon Balm
Lemon balm can grow well in most climates, although it prefers drier climates. PLANTING TIME: Plant seedlings indoors in early spring, (6-8 weeks before last frost), or sow seeds on the surface of soil after the last frost of spring.
The plant will regrow in 4 weeks or so in warm weather.
Typical uses of Lemon Balm
Special features: Herb gardens. Border fronts. Naturalize as a ground cover in informal areas
In medieval times it was used medicinally to cure all forms of ailment from crooked necks to morning sickness, it was thought to be beneficial to help heal wounds, treat venomous insect bites and stings and for alleviating pain from gout.