Trimming often during the growing season provides the best quality fresh Lemon Balm. Harvesting for drying can be done any time before flowering. Makes a nice green groundcover.
To height of 3’
Full -partial sun
Perennial in zones 5-11
Culinary, Fragrant Ornamental, Medicinal
Some lemon taste when fresh, but only a so-so culinary herb. Can be used for potpourri. Prized for cordials. Can be used to make tea. Add leaves to ice water for a refreshing summer drink.
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