A friend gave me a start of this years ago and I’ve been clipping it and bringing it indoors since–both in a vase and in teas. As I began growing for cut flowers, I couldn’t figure out why no one was using this amazing, lemon drop smelling foliage as vase filler. Then I discovered its alternate name: Melissa. Turns out I wasn’t the only one enjoying lemon balm. It’s in the mint family and has the same growth habit and faithfully returns early spring. If it wilts on you, dip fresh cut stems in boiling water, then let sit in room temperature water for a few hours before you arrange.
A friend gave me a start of this years ago and I’ve been clipping it and bringing it indoors since–both in a vase and in teas. As I began growing for cut flowers, I couldn’t figure out why no one was using this amazing, lemon drop smelling foliage as vase filler. Then I discovered its alternate name: Melissa. Turns out I wasn’t the only one enjoying lemon balm. It’s in the mint family and has the same growth habit and faithfully returns early spring. If it wilts on you, dip fresh cut stems in boiling water, then let sit in room temperature water for a few hours before you arrange.

Flower Facts

SEASON

spring, summer, fall

COLORS

green

COMPANIONS

Larkspur, bells of Ireland, ranunculus, anemones, stock. Use foliage, before it blooms.

GALLERY

Be inspired with bouquets and arrangements that feature the Lemon Balm

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