Lemon balm leaf adds a refreshing scent and flavor to herbal teas and to cold summer drinks. To appreciate its charms, you have to grow it, because the foliage loses much of its lemony scent and flavor when it is dried. Plant it once and you'll have it forever, as it's a perennial that spreads by runners, like its cousin mint. Good in shady corners and containers. Just having it in the garden is a spirit-lifter!
Lemon Balm is so beloved by bees that its Latin name, Melissa, comes from the Greek word for honeybee.
Latin name: Melissa officinalis
Approx. 100 seeds per packet
Grown in Potter Valley, Mendocino County, California
Certified Organic by CCOF