Lemon Balm Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Lemon Balm Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Melissa officinalis

Item #6078

Perennial. The medieval Frankish king, Charlemagne, had lemon balm planted in every monastery garden for the beauty of its crinkled and wonderfully fragrant foliage and pretty white flowers. Used by herbalists for insomnia and to sooth upset stomachs. Add to tea, use as a cooking herb to impart lemony flavor, or enjoy its aromatherapeutic qualities in a relaxing bath. A good container variety.


Full Sun
to part shade

2’-3’ tall, 2' wide

Days to Emerge:
10-15 days

Seed Depth:
Press Into Surface

Seed Spacing:
A group of 4 seeds every 12”

Row Spacing:
Plant in blocks, groups or pots

When 1” tall, thin to 1 every 12”

When to sow outside: 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, or up to 2 months before first fall frost.

When to start inside: 6 to 8 weeks before average last frost.

Harvesting: Harvest young leaves at any time to use fresh or dry (will lose some of its scent) for later use.

Artist: Libby Kyer

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