Fresh leaves burst of lemon when squeezed. A truly delightful tea made from the dried leaves is our favourite anytime tea as it both stimulates the heart and calms the nerves. Fresh chopped leaves are also interesting in salads, soups and stews.
How to Grow
A delightful lemon fragrance issues from leaves that are brushed and the leaves make a wonderful tea. Lemon Balm seeds produce plants that grow 30 cm (12″) tall in containers and to 60 cm (24″) in height when planted in the garden. We suggest growing this herb in partial shade on droughty soils. Lemon Balm, which is a member of the mint family, may self-sow and establish adventive stands. The nectar-filled white flowers are a major attractant for bees.