Melissa officinalis

Lemon Balm

Days to Maturity: 70 days to flower

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Starting at: As low as $3.75

Strongly aromatic herb with lemony fragrance and excellent medicinal and culinary qualities.

Shiny green leaves on full plants up to 2’ tall. Harvest before flowering since leaf quality declines as flower stalks mature. Start transplants 6-8 weeks before last frost, seeds 1/4" deep; transplant seedlings 18" apart or direct sow after all danger of frost is past. Approx. 45,000 seeds/oz.

  • Attracts bees
  • Vigorous spreading habit
  • Perennial
  • Open-Pollinated

Cultural Info

Perennial hardy to Zone 4. Direct sow in spring or fall, or start transplants 4-6 weeks before planting date. Sow <1/8" deep; plants 12" apart. Seeds need light to germinate.

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