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Lemon balm, a member of the mint family, is a lovely mild herb named for the lemony scent of its leaves. Originally grown in South Europe, lemon balm is often used in combination with other herbs and is frequently found in poultry and fish dishes, desserts, and teas. It also makes a nicely scented sachet. Plant one at the edge of a gate so that when the gate opens and closes the lemony scent fill the air. Like other types of mint, it likes to spread, so a container is a great choice.
Mandarina Lemon Balm
If you love the refreshing scent of oranges, you’ll adore Mandarina Lemon Balm. Unlike the traditional lemon fragrance, this new variety produces a unique scent, reminiscent of walking through an orange grove or peeling a juicy fruit. Small, white flowers appear in summer, but the leaves can be harvested anytime for a refreshing iced beverage or soothing bedtime tea. The trailing habit of Mandarina Lemon Balm works beautifully as a “spiller” in containers—try pairing it with a dwarf tomato plant to create a pretty, edible container garden. Its spreading habit offers a great solution for slopes or other challenging areas in your garden, making a great ground cover with a subtle, soothing scent. Pollinators will flock to the pretty flowers, so add it to your veggie garden, too.