Hairy Pot Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm

£6.50

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Features

notes

A bushy herb, Lemon Balm resembles mint in appearance, with fresh green leaves that grow in attractive clumps. In the summer months it produces small white flowers that are a hit with bees. Like mint, it is a particularly rampant grower, so is best confined to a raised bed or container

Insights

Said to aid memory retention, the leaves make a calming balm tea, but are also great for adding to stuffing, soups and salads.

Details
  • Deciduous perennial
  • Fully hardy
  • Flowers: June - August
  • Low maintenance
  • Relatively disease and pest free
Planting
  • Any moist, well-drained soil
  • South or West facing
  • Full sun
  • Sheltered
Care
  • Grown in peat free compost in a biodegradable pot made from waste coir and natural latex. Pop the discarded coir pot in the green bin, leave out for birds to use for nesting, use as mulch or add to compost heap.
  • Cut back after flowering to promote fresh growth and prevent seeds from forming.
Scent

The leaves give off a strong lemon scent when brushed or rubbed.