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Melissa officinalis ‘Aurea’

To swap with Christine Bates

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A wonderful citrus smelling shrub. Speads easily.

Pot Size
1 litre

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Plant Finder: about Melissa officinalis ‘Aurea’

Common names

Lemon balm


Melissa officinalis ‘Aurea’ (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

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Melissa officinalis ‘Aurea’ | Street, Somerset, BA16 | 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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