Lemonella’ Lemon Balm

Melissa officinalis 'Lemonella'

The tea, essential oil, and extract of lemon balm have long been used in traditional and alternative medicine, including aromatherapy. The plant has been cultivated at least since the 16th century for the treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, nervous system, and liver. Lemon balm makes a soothing bed time tea and its fresh leaves are a bright addition to fresh fruit salads, particularly composed of citrus.

Water: Wet or Dry, very adaptable

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: Perennial herbaceous plant in the mint family that grows to 60” tall

Light: Sun or Shade

Soil: Adaptable

Origin: South-central Europe, the Mediterranean Basin, Iran, and Central Asia

Lemonella’ Lemon Balm