Distinct lemon flavor. Fresh leaves for tea and salads. Easy to grow.
Grow outside in Zones 4-9 with temps 65–70°F (18–21°C) – Spring, Summer, Fall. Grow inside with LED grow lights year-round.
Harvest: Individual leaves may be picked as soon as the plants have become established. Cut entire stalks before the plants begin to bloom, being careful not to bruise the foliage. Two cuttings are possible. Leaves are best used fresh, as they turn brown and lose much of their scent when dried.
Scientific Name: Melissa officinalis (Named Melissa from the Greek word for “honey” because bees are wildly attracted to it.)
10 Benefits of Lemon Balm and How to Use It ~ Healthline.com