Melissa officinalis

Species

  • Melissa officinalis
  • Melissa officinalis
  • Melissa melissa
  • Lemon balm

Tags

herbs

Melissa officinalis, otherwise known as melissa officinalis, is a herbs plant species native to Alabama.

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Appearance

Bloom color
mintCream
tan
Foliage
Grown for foliage
Aromatic

Space

Dimensions

Melissa officinalis can grow from 0.3m to 0.45mm tall
0.3m to 0.45m
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Spacing
0.3
0.38

Sun

Optimal
Full

Water

Optimal
Dry
Mesic
Wet

Soil

Soil PH Requirements
6.1
7.8

Time

Bloom
Mid Summer
Late Summer
Early Fall
Bloom Time
Non-patented
Blooming Habit
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant

Reproduction

Seed Collecting
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Other
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Patent information
From herbaceous stem cuttings
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season