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Melissa officinalis
Common Name: Lemon Balm Family: Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)


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Notes:
Pleated, hairy, toothed leaves with pale yellow flowers on square stems characteristic of the mint family. The lemon-scented foliage is used in teas and drinks, fruit dishes, salads and with fish, as well as in potpourris and sachets. Occasional flowers attract bees and other beneficial insects.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourYellow 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread8-12'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureSun Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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