Lemon Balm, Sweet Balm
Native to southern Europe. A single plant grows to about 2 ft. tall and 1 1/2 ft. wide, but plants self-sow and spread rapidly, sometimes becoming pests. Lemon-scented, heavily veined foliage is light green in the species. Leaves are used fresh in cold drinks, fruit cups, salads, and fish dishes; dried leaves give lemon perfume to sachets and potpourris. Likes rich soil. Shear occasionally to keep compact.
These remain mild even after they ripen and change color. The group includes the big stuffing and sala...
A Generosa shrub with fragrant, salmon pink flowers. Grows 3-5 ft. high and wide.
Compact growth to 16 in. high and wide, with very narrow leaves to 2 1/2 in. long.Orange, inch-wide fl...