Lemon Balm, Limoncello
Perennial hardy from USDA zones 4-9. This lemon balm is much more strongly lemon scented than any other lemon balm variety! Leaves are infused with intoxicating flavor and fragrance. The crawling habit makes this an enthralling container plant as it “spills” from hanging baskets and pots. It also makes a delightful, scented ground cover and is a delicious tea plant to add citrusy notes to your blends. Small white blooms appear in summer. Height 6-12 inches, 20-24 inches wide.
- 8-12 hours of Sun
- Sprouts in 7-14 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 68-70 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: Surface Sow
- Plant Spacing: 12"
- Frost Hardy: No
- Melissa officinalis Limoncello
Growing Tips: Start indoors, covering seeds very lightly and keeping moist until sprouts appear. Set outside after last frost or direct sow in the garden, two weeks before last frost. Cutting back after flowering encourages reblooming.