The Greek word melissa means ‘honeybee’—the plant in flower attracts them. Yellow-green scalloped lemony leaves are delicious in teas, salads, with fruit, or dried for sachets. Infuse leaves in oil for making potent lemony antiviral topical creams and salves. Plant in full sun in rich well-drained soil. Some say Zone 4, but our clump in Zone 3 has been coming back strong for 13 years, even after our Grammy Ethel Lewis mowed it repeatedly with her John Deere! Native to Europe and Asia. Maine Grown. (bare-root crowns)
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