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Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) potted plant, organic

$7.50$50.00

Family:  Mint (Lamiaceae)

Hardy to Zones 5 to 10.  May act as an evergreen woody perennial in zones 9 to 10

Herbaceous perennial. Classic tea herb. Personal favorite and favorite of my wife.  Prefers full sun or shade. Normal garden soil. Needs more water if in sun, and really seems to thrive best in shade (the leaves will be greener in shade-grown individuals).  Space plants 2 feet apart.

Potted plant, Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Question

    marksreallife

    If lemon balm can be grown in shade how much sun, I.e. dappled etc does it need to flourish

    Thank you

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi, i just finished a monograph about this for my new book and noted that it is one of the few plants that does well in full sun to full shade. however the plant will look different–very green, leggy and full of moisture in the woods, and very dense, shiny, full of essential oil when grown in the sun. r

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    • Mary Johnson

      Hi … I live in New York, can I grow this as an indoor plant to use through winter?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      yes, these are pretty tough and will grow through the winter if given sufficient light and nutrients. r

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