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Balm, Orange - Herb , RARE Calming Sweet 'Bee Balm' (Limited)

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Melissa officinalis mandarina, Perennial - Attracts Bees and is a 'Calming' Herb, This rare and special variety of Perennial balm, Just as intensely aromatic as traditional Lemon Balm, has a strongly mandarin orange-scent and in summer, small white flowers full of nectar appear, attracting bees, hence the genus name Melissa (Greek for 'honey bee').. The leaves can be infused in hot water to make a delicious tea, or added to salads and summer drinks. With a slight trailing habit, it is ideal for ground cover, hanging baskets, or containers. Ht: 30cm, In the Autumn, after it dies down, prune back to just above the soil's surface & clean up the dead plant material. It will begin to show signs of new growth in the early spring ., Seed Count Approx - 40 to 50 avg

 SOWING - Grows freely in any soil & propagated by seeds sown insitu early spring or from autumn splitting, Deciduous perennial, While it prefers full sun, it’s moderately shade-tolerant, much more so than most herbs, so can do a slightly shady spot, Pots, and window boxes are good.
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