|Item Number||Italian Name||Scientific Name|
|Melissa Officinalis L.|
Melissa is an herbaceous perennial that grows 20 - 35 inches tall. It has branched, erect, squarish shaped stems. The leaves are oval and serrated and grow opposed on the plant. The flowers (which are either red or white) grow near the stem of the leaves. The crop usually lasts 4-5 years but does very occasionally last up to 8 year.
Is used sown towards the end of winter in a greenhouse (heated to a temperature of 68 - 77 °F during the first 3 weeks and 53 - 60 °F thereafter). Transplant in May or June.
Transplant from indoors or direct from spring to summer
|Life Cycle||Days of Maturity||Sun Type||Spread||Max Height||Planting Time|
|Perennial Plant||70-80 Days||Full||16-20 inches||24 inches||Spring|
= Outside Sow Period
= Sow Indoors then Transplant seedlings
= Harvest Period
= Tunnel/Cloche Gardening