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Melissa officinalis

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Pot Size
1.5 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 | Longnor, Buxton, Staffordshire, SK17 | 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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Stanford in the Vale, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7
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    Home gardeners growing flowers, herbs, fruit and vegetables and learning to follow organic and bio-dynamic principles. Offering any excess plants and seeking local plant swaps. Please contact us to arrange/ discuss possible swaps. We will be pleased to hear from anyone locally.

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