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Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm)

Type Herbaceous flower, Herb, Culinary, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Melissa officinalis:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Melissa officinalis

  • Invasive/spreading root growth
  • Invasive top growth

Design & Plant Use for Melissa officinalis:

  • Ideal for planting within the herb garden
  • Herbaceous plant with culinary usage

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View other types of herbaceous flowers with medium green foliage

Common Missspellings: Melisa, Mallisa

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