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 vary from pea-size types to narrow, 7-in.-long forms, but all are pungent, ranging from mildly h...
From Brazil. Squat, full-foliaged plant to 1 ft. tall and wide. Broad, oval leaves reach 6 in. or long...
Climbing sport with white flowers. Grows to 10–12 ft. tall and wide.