Botanical Name - Melissa Officinalis
Lemon balm is a member of the mint family.
Position - Fertile well drained soil, full sun.
Spacing - 30cm.
Said to reduce stress and anxiety, promote sleep. Also used in creams to treat cold sores.
Requires constantly moist soil, do not let your plants dry out completely between waterings but take care not to over water so plant in well drained soil. Lemon Balm is susceptible to powdery mildew, white fly, spider mite and thrips. Treat with the prescribed fungicide and insecticide. Under ideal conditions lemon balm will seed itself and can become a nuisance in gardens(prevent this by planting in containers).
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