Lemon Balm Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

4.2 out of 5 stars
(5 reviews)
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.
$2.49 200 mg (~270 seeds)

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

5 reviews

Excellent & leafy

5 out of 5 stars 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 from OR

Grew great

5 out of 5 stars Aug 23, 2019
This was very easy to grow and grew very well in a container.
hannah from OH

0 germination

1 out of 5 stars Sep 23, 2020
Again, 0 germination. Will not be buying herb seeds from this company again.
Karen Schultz from CO
Owner Response: Thank you for sharing your experience. We are sorry you didn't have good germination with this product. Rest assured our seeds are tested by a third-party laboratory to ensure germination rates exceed federal and our own standards for germination because quality is very important to us. Please know we are always here to help troubleshoot issues so you can grow your best garden ever. A customer service agent will be contacting you to help.

High Germination - healthy plants

5 out of 5 stars Jan 9, 2021
I've had great success starting seeds from Botanical Interests. The lemon balm is no exception. I started the plants way too early and now they are in a hot house, doing great!
Lisa from NC

Good seeds

5 out of 5 stars Jun 11, 2022
Had very good germination from a packet I bought last year. Grows very well in containers and has excellent flavor.
H from AL

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