Melissa officinalis

Melissa officinalis, the traditional Lemon Balm, the foliage of which the strong true lemon scent is generally well known. But now we introduce a complete new variety called Mandarina with a pronounced orange scent. Mandarina is a hardy perennials to USDA zone 4, and have a trailing habit so can be utilized as a ground cover or as a “spiller” component in mixed containers. Flowers are produced in summer and are small and white. Leaves are used for herbal teas with a wide range of medicinal properties. Ideal for use in mixed containers for the patio with both herbs and flowers and our patio tomatoes.

  • Easy to grow perennial herb hardy from zone 4a to 9b

  • Used for herbal teas to help sleep and also other various

  • Strong spreading plant with attractive foliage

  • Can be used to cover slopes and difficult areas

  • Excellent for large mixed patio containers

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Life cycle: perennial USDA Zones 4a to 9b
Use: pots, mixed containers and borders
Height in pot: 15-20 cm / 6-8 in.
Garden height: 30-35 cm / 12-14 in.
Garden width: 35-45 cm / 20-24 in.
Seed count: 1.400-1.500 S/gram, (39.600-42.500 S/oz)
Seed form: profi-seed
Germination rate: 85%

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