Lemon Balm Plant - Melissa officinalis - Culinary Herb
Lemon Balm - Melissa officinalis
Approximate height: 30 - 80 cm
Flowering time: Summer
Site and soil type: Sun or partial shade in any soil.
Uses: Culinary, medicinal
Care: After flowering cut down to the ground to encourage a new flush of leaves.
Plant size: Grown in a 1 litre pot and ready to plant in your garden
Also known as bee balm this has very small white flowers and a beautiful lemon scent and flavour.
Can be used whenever a lemon flavour is needed in either sweet or savoury dishes by chopping into food but use raw as the flavour is not so pleasant when cooked, (add to dishes at the end of cooking). Perfect for adding to cold drinks or blended with yoghurt.
Peat-free, pesticide-free, plastic-free.
All plants are sent to you in an eco-friendly cardboard POSIpot or fibre pot, (made from wood pulp), together with a wooden ID label and care instructions. In both cases these can be planted straight into the ground in the pot which will biodegrade.
NOTE: It is very important to consult a qualified medical herbalist before taking any herbs medicinally. Any information contained here is for information only and not as a guide to self-medication. The use of any information from this website is entirely at the reader's own risk.