Lemon Balm Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

#6078
Availability: In Stock
Due to its beauty and fragrance, the medieval Frankish king, Charlemagne, had lemon balm planted in every monastery garden. Add to tea, use as a cooking herb to impart lemony flavor, or enjoy its aromatherapeutic qualities in a relaxing bath. Used by herbalists for insomnia and to soothe upset stomachs. A good container variety.
$1.99 $1.39 200 mg

Botanical Name: Melissa officinalis

Family: Lamiaceae

Native: Mediterranean region and Asia

Hardiness: Perennial, USDA zones 3–7

Plant Dimensions: 18"–24" tall, 24"–36" wide

Variety Information: Lemon balm has crinkled, oval leaves with serrated edges and square stems. The leaves have a lemony mint flavor and fragrance. Small white flowers bloom from mid- to late summer.

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, or up to 2 months before your average first fall frost date. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 65°–75°F.

When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before average last frost.

Days to Emerge: 10–15 days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 4 seeds every 18"

Row Spacing: Plant in blocks, groups, or pots

Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 18"

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Lemon Balm Seeds Reviews

2 reviews
Excellent & leafy
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Aug 2, 2019
I hadn't had this since I was a child and was allowed to pick from a neighbors garden. This germinated easily and is just as lemony as I remember it. The leaves have just a bit of bristly fuzz on them. I haven't tried using it many ways yet, but it's a nice inclusion for Summer drinks. If you haven't tried it before, it's tasty and easy to grow (at least in Oregon).
Deanna Reed

Grew great
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Aug 23, 2019
This was very easy to grow and grew very well in a container.
hannah

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