Lemon balm's quilted green leaves release a delicious lemony aroma when brushed, making it the perfect fragrant addition to plantings near patios and garden benches. Low-maintenance lemon balm thrives in beds or containers, as long as roots sink into well-drained soil. Bees can't resist this bushy beauty, so be sure to tuck it in a garden where you grow vegetables and fruits that need pollinating. Trim plants after flowering to limit seeds and subsequent self-sown volunteers.
Take advantage of lemon balm's scent as an insect deterrent -- toss a few stems onto a hot grill to drive away mosquitoes.
Light: Sun,Part Sun Zones: 4-11 Plant Type: Perennial,Herb Plant Height: 2-3 feet tall Plant Width: 2 feet wide Bloom Time: Flowers in mid- to late summer and early fall Landscape Uses: Containers,Beds & Borders Special Features: Attractive Foliage,Fragrant,Attracts Birds,Attracts Butterflies,Drought Tolerant,Deer Resistant,Easy to Grow 30 SEEDS