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Lemon Balm

$3.25

Useful culinary and medicinal herb and beneficial insect attractor!

Product Description

Melissa officinalis

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.

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