Lemon balm is a perennial herb that has lemon-scented, mint-like leaves that are used to make refreshing, lemony hot and cold drinks. The leaves also add a tart lemony flavor to green and fruit salads as well as meats and poultry.
Excellent as a mosquito repellant and very deer-resistant. Wonderful as a potted plant for the patio. The plants aren’t picky about where they grow and will grow in almost any soil, but they prefer rich, well drained soil. Lemon balm plants will grow in part shade to full sun, but flourish best in full sun.