Melissa officinalis 'Variegata'

Golden Lemon Balm, Bee Balm

Bees love the inconspicuous white flowers on this herb, and, appropriately, Melissa is Greek for bee. Use Lemon Balm's deliciously lemon-scented leaves in tea or fruit salads, and to spice up fish dishes. Try dried leaves in sachets or potpourri. Hardy and easily grown in herb gardens or pots. Fast-spreading, it has become naturalized in some areas as it sows itself. Shear back often to keep it neat. Grow from seed or root divisions.
Melissa officinalis, Golden Lemon Balm, Bee Balm
Colorful yellow-variegated spring foliage fades in summer. Cut plant back after fragrant pale yellow or whitish flowers die to encourage bright new foliage.

Attributes - Melissa officinalis 'Variegata'

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer

Flower Color: White, Yellow

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 1 ft. to 2 ft.

Width: 1 ft. 6 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Container Plants, Fragrant. Susceptible to Powdery Mildew.

Related Plants

Melissa officinalis, Melissa officinalis 'Aurea'
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