Why is lemon balm an annual if it's in a pot?


SunshineAndSoil

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Hey everyone,
I have read that lemon balm is a perennial if it's in the ground, but that it's an annual in a pot. Why is this? Is it because the roots get too cold or something?:unsure:
 
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It runs rampant in my yard so not an annual. I have had it in planters and it still comes back. Wish I could get rid of it!
 
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Yup, it's in the mint family, and mint is so prolific it's like a weed. That's why I'm keeping it in a pot.:)
 

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