Lemon balm is a member of the mint family and is a fairly easy to grow herb perennial. It has bushy leaves that give off a delightful lemony scent and flavor. When blooming, Lemon Balm is decorated with clusters of small, white flowers. Like mint, Lemon Balm is an aggressive grower, so having it in a contained location is ideal to prevent unwanted spread. It tolerates a variety of light, soil, and watering conditions, making it an extremely care free plant. Lemon Balm is used for potpourris, teas, essential oils, insect repellent, and in cooking.