Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) Seeds
Lemon Balm
(Melissa officinalis)

500 seeds   $3.00       

Lemon balm is a popular heirloom herb. The bright green leaves have a refreshing lemon flavor that is perfect for tea. They can be also used in salads and other dishes as a garnish.

Medicinally, lemon balm is used as a calming herb. It has mild sedative and antidepressant properties. Harvest the leaves before the flowers appear.

Lemon balm is a member of the mint family. The vigorous plants are easy to grow. The small white flowers attracts bees and beneficial insects. Cut it back after blooming to avoid self-sowing. Hardy in zones 4-9.

height 18"  spacing 12"

Sowing Lemon Balm Seeds

Start lemon balm seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. Or sow outdoors in spring. Barely cover the seeds with soil. Full sun to part shade.

Heirloom Herb Seeds

lemon balm