Melissa officinalis. A 2000 yr old herb with a delicate lemon flavour and a wide culinary potential. Grows freely in any soil. Hardy perennial. The white flowers are attractive to bees, particularly honeybees, bumblebees and common carder beees. Priced for a 1 litre pot
Use: Fresh leaves make an attractive garnish, and chopped leaves will add zest to sweet or tangy dishes. Lemon balm pesto is delicious too.