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MELISSA officinalis 'Gold Leaf'
Gold Leaf Lemonbalm, Lemonbalm
The lemony leaves of lemonbalm are fragrant and wonderful, and the pretty gold 'Gold Leaf' offers an added punch of color. The leaves of this pretty herb can also be used for tea and potpourri.
Lemonbalm is a hardy perennial herb in the mint family. The clump-forming 'Gold Leaf' offers golden foliage early in the season that mellows to bright chartreuse green by summer. Inconspicuous white or pale pink flowers appear in late spring to summer. The flowers are pollinated by bees and set lots of seed. This herb heartily self-sows, so watch out. It can quickly become unwelcome if you don't cut the seedheads off.
Adaptable and easy to grow, lemonbalm grows best in full to partial fun and fertile well-drained soil. It is easier to keep it at bay if grown in containers or troughs and takes well to regular shearing.
12 - 1
4 - 9
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
12"-24" / 30.5cm - 61.0cm
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
Spring, Summer, Fall
White, Light Pink
Yellow Green, Gold
Light Green, Chartreuse
Light Green, Chartreuse, Yellow Green
Container, Edible, Herb / Vegetable
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