The green leaves of lemon balm have the scent of lemon with a hint of mint, with leaves that look like over-sized mint, no surprise, since lemon balm is part of the mint family. The plant looks best when it is cut back periodically, so plan to use lots of fresh, flavorful leaves to brew tea, flavor fruit or green salad, and season fish. Be sure to include stems in bouquets of summer flowers. Lemon balm is not picky about where they grow and will grow in almost any soil, but they prefer rich, well drained soil. Lemon balm plants will grow in part shade to full sun, but flourish best in full sun. It is recommended that you do not fertilize lemon balm, as this can cause the strength of its scent to be reduced.