This pretty mint relative is also called "Lemon Balm". Aromatic, spikes of small white flowers, loved by bees, arise above lemon scented foliage. Plant it where you can brush against it and enjoy the perfume, or pick it to make lemon tea or add to soups, sauces or salad-dressings. The large, lemon scented green leaves are also excellent for flavouring salads, summer drinks, stuffings, poultry and fish. Well known for its medicinal value, the leaves can be infused with honey and water to energise, revive and calm the nerves. It really is quite a useful plant overall!
Sow seeds finely and evenly covering them with a thin layer of compost or grit. Germinate in gentle heat or in a warm dry spot outside then grow on individual seedlings in 3 inch pots before planting out.
Common name:MELISSA OFFICINALIS
Packet Content:500 (Approx)