Lemon Balm 'Mandarina' - Melissa officinalis

Lemon Balm 'Mandarina' - Melissa officinalis

$8.50Price

This special perennial cultivar of conventional lemon balm has been selected for its distinctive and pronounced orange scent. Mandarina Orange Balm grows with a trailing habit, so it makes a beautiful "spiller" in hanging baskets and raised garden beds. It can even be used as a ground cover and used to cover slopes and other difficult areas. Small white flowers appear in summer that are very attractive to bees. Use the leaves as a relaxing tea or add young fresh leaves to salads. This plant grows 30-35cm, and a little shorter in containers. 

 

Lemon balm grows best in cool weather. In cold climates, it will die back to the ground then regrow from the roots in spring. It does not like hot, humid climates. I grow mine is a semi shaded spot that is damp.  

 

10cm pot.