This common herb is used medicinally for liver and digestive health and enjoyed culinarily as a tea. It is delicious hot or cold, and combines well with mint and other herbs for a dynamic tea. It has a lemony, citronella-y flavor. Inconspicuous white flowers are full of nectar and attract honey bees, hence the botanical name Melissa, which is Greek for “honeybee.” It is a perennial and can spread by roots as well as seeds, and can become a bit aggressive in more temperate gardens, where roots will overwinter. Can grow in sun or shade.
Seeds need light and 70 degree temps to germinate.
About 150 seeds.