Lemon Balm, Melissa Officinalis, Let Us Dig To Learn More


Lemon Balm got the certification of the herb of The Year 2007 recognition. The scientific name of this is Melissa Officinalis. You must know that this herb gets commonly found in mountainous regions. Additionally, one can get them in a wide number in the wilds of Southern Europe, along with the Northern part of Africa. However, this herb can be found these days in every sort of warm lands.

Additionally, you can even find them in the temperate regions of the world. You can easily recognize them after I mention you some little detail here. These herbs get the odor of lemon. Also, you can find the leaves to be crinkled. Additionally, it would help if you never got confused with the beebalm. However, most of the people get these two herbs intertwined most of the time. 

Lemon Balm, Melissa Officinalis, Let Us Dig To Learn More
Lemon Balm, Melissa Officinalis, Let Us Dig To Learn More

Lemon Balm: Some Details To Learn About-

You can see that this plant variant takes a length of two feels at a general notion. Additionally, this plant gives out branches. The leaves of this plant get an oval shape. Additionally, the leaves are toothed. Also, the leaves of this plant are attached to the stem tightly. You can also find the notion of flowers coming into this plant. And the flowers vary with their color ideas. They sometimes get found with whitish tinge.

Additionally, you can find them with a pinkish and yellowish tinge. Besides, you can find them growing at the leaf axils. Moreover, they grow the entire summer season. And they highly attract the bees towards themselves. Additionally, the leaf balms come rich with nectar. Therefore the bee farmers sometimes use these flowers as the food option to feed the bees. 

Additionally, these flowers also find their uses as a decorating idea. Take, for instance, the ‘Al Gold.’ the yellow shade develops and gives out the best partial color. Additionally, the lime fragrance gives out a unique touch. The ‘Variegata’ comes with dark green leaves. Additionally, the borders of the leaves get a yellow outline. However, this design fades with summer approaching. 

Lemon Balm, Melissa Officinalis, Let Us Dig To Learn More
Lemon Balm, Melissa Officinalis, Let Us Dig To Learn More

Some More Details To Learn

Therefore it advisable to grow this plant in full sunlight. This gives the plant to grow with fertility. Also, check whether the soil is well-drained or not.you can start with the total plantation process within some 4-6 weeks. After that, transplant the seeds into the indoor garden when they reach the heights of 2-3 inches. However, space the plants about 16inch to 18 inches apart.

Additionally, you can even sow down the seeds. You might notice them spreading aggressively to some climatic conditions — moreover, most of the time, it goes for self-seed. 

You can also propagate the lemon balms during the winter or the early spring. Additionally, you can proceed with the method by just cutting down a portion of the stem. Additionally, this plant comes with very few insect problems. Also, they come with very few diseases problem. They are easy to handle.

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