Balm: Lemon (Melissa officinalis)
HARDY PERENNIAL. Ht 75cm.
This plant produces clusters of small, pale yellow flowers in summer and is very easy to grow. It has highly aromatic, slightly wrinkled lemon scented leaves.
Add the leaves to flavour salads, soups, sauces, herb vinegars, game, fish and mushroom. You can also use chopped leaves to make a refreshing tea or mix with soft cheeses.
Plant in rich, fertile soil in full sun/part shade.