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Other common names
lemon balm balm
balm leaf balm oil plant barm leaf bee balm dropsywort honey plant pimentary sweet balm sweet Mary tea balm
Melissa are herbaceous perennials with broadly ovate, aromatic leaves and small 2-lipped white flowers in spikes in summer
M. officinalis is a bushy perennial with broadly ovate, lemon-scented leaves with scalloped edges, and leafy spikes of creamy-white or pale purple flowers in summer
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in any moist soil, in full sun or partial shade. Protect from excessive winter wet
Propagate by seed or by division in spring or autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Cut back hard after flowering to promote fresh leaf growth and to prevent seed setting as can be invasive
Pests Can get leafhoppers
Generally disease free
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