Lemon Balm Melissa officinalis
They have a delicate lemon flavor and can be used in abundance for a variety of teas or recipes. They grow in Zones 4 to 9, in full sun to shade, in most soils. The average height is 2', but they spread more like a ground cover indefinitely. If cultivating for culinary use, moist soil and part sun are best.
Fresh leaves burst of lemon when squeezed. A truly delightfulmade from the dried leaves is our favourite anytime tea as it both stimulates the heart and calms the nerves. We urge everyone to try it. Fresh chopped leaves are also interesting in salads, soups and stews. Proven effective against herpes.