This scraggly perennial grows up to 18 inches tall. Its leaves are somewhat heart-shaped with toothed edges, and make it look like a diminutive nettle. Sporadically through summer it produces the small clusters of yellow or white flowers that bees love so much. Let your fingers check for the signature […]

Lemon balm is a perennial herb that grows best in cool weather. Sow lemon balm in spring about the average date of the last frost. Seed can also be sown in late summer. Root divisions can be planted at any time during the growing season. Lemon balm will die back […]

Latin Name: Melissa officinalis Also Known As Cure All, Sweet Balm, Sweet Mary, Melissa, Honey Plant Origin: Southern Europe Parts Used Leaves Traditional Use and Health Benefits For more than 2,000 years Lemon Balm has been cultivated as a culinary and medicinal plant. Herbalists in the Renaissance period held this […]