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Melissa officinalis ‘Aurea’

Lemon balm

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.3m
  • Growth HabitBroad arching
  • Flower ColourPale yellow
  • Leaf ColourYellow and green

Description

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

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

Europe, S.W. Asia

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

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.

Propagation

Divide clumps in autumn

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