Scientific Name: Melissa officinalis Form: Round
Common Name:lemon balm Texture:Medium
Family Name:LamiaceaeHabit: Upright, Dense, Spreading
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Heavily veined, Rugose, Glandular hairs, Distinctive smell, Ovate, Dentate
Flowers: Spike, Yellow, White, Jul- Aug
Fruit: Schizocarp, Brown, Oct- Sep
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Container planting, Dried flower or fruit, Fragrance, Ground cover, Herb, Perennial border, Summer interest, Medicinal plant
Key ID Features:Leaves opposite, ovate, up to 7 cm long, and smell of lemons when crushed; flowers axial, small, pale yellow to white, two-lipped, about 1 cm long.