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Melissa Genus

Balm

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Poor quality
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Melissa genus (Balm). There are about 3 species of perennial, they are borne in opposite pairs on square stems, the leaves are ovate or heart-shaped, The flowers are produced in axillary spikes of white or yellowish flowers the will bloom in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennials

Origin

C. Asia

Interest and use

Flower arranging Suitable for coastal conditions.

Cultivation

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.

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