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Melissa officinalis

For sale by Jeremy Chadwick

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This plant is the non-variegated green form, all the better for vigorous growth for making bedtime lemon balm tea with!

Pot SizeTotal Price
7.5 litres
10 litres

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Plant Finder: about Melissa officinalis

Common names

Golden lemon balm, Variegated lemon balm, Bee balm, Lemon balm


Melissa officinalis (Golden lemon balm). This perennial has been used for generations as a medicinal herb, It will produce fragrant golden foliage.


They are very frost hardy, they prefer full sun or light shade, with slightly moist, well-drained soil. You can propagate from seed sown in the spring.

Interest and use

Fragrance, medicinal, ornamental (pot pourii), beds, borders, colour

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Melissa officinalis | Stanford in the Vale, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

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