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Melissa officinalis

Lemon Balm
  • Lemon Balm is an herb in the One Earth Edibles line.

A favorite herbs since ancient times, lemon balm grows vigorously, tolerating a wide variety of conditions. The scent and flavor is lemony, popular even with those who do not like other mints. Excellent as a tea, hot or iced, salads and as a flavoring for desserts. Soothing to the stomach and headaches, it is uplifting to the spirit and soothes anxiety for children and adults.

Interesting Notes:

Very easy to grow. Tolerant to heat and drought; resistant to deer. Spreads aggressively. Very attractive to bees.

Height: 18-24 Inches

Spread: 12 Inches

USDA Zone: 4-9

Color: Green


  • Border or Bed
  • Fragrant
  • Medicinal
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Naturalizing

Combo Usage:

  • Filler (main structural)


  • One Earth Edibles

Critter Resistance:

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant
  • Squirrel Resistant


  • Sun
  • Partial Sun

Fertilizer Levels:

  • Low Feed

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer(Flowering)

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer(Foliage)

Soil Moisture Preference:

  • Average-Slightly Moist

Vigor Rating:

  • Out of control