Mint Lemon Balm


Lemon balm, a member of the mint family, is a lovely mild herb named for the lemony scent of its leaves. Lemon balm is often used in combination with other herbs and is frequently found in poultry and fish dishes, desserts, and teas.

Plant one at the edge of a gate so that when the gate opens and closes the lemony scent fill the air. Like other types of mint, it likes to spread, so a container is a great choice.

Type: Perennial, zones 5 to 9
Planting time: Spring, after the last frost
Features: Lemon-scented leaves
Light: Part shade
Soil: Well drained, let dry between waterings; pH 6.7 to 7.3
Spacing: 20 to 24 inches
Mature Plant size: 24 to 36 inches tall
Garden use: Flower beds, herb beds, great for containers
Culinary use: For lemon flavor in a variety of dishes and teas

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