Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) Seeds

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) Seeds

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Seed packages contain a generous amount of seed for the home gardener.

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Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), or lemon balm; has a mild lemon mint scent. It blooms during summer with small white flowers.  The leaves are used as a herb, in teas, and also as a flavoring. The plant is used to attract bees for honey production.

Type: Perennial
Family:  Lamiaceae
Native Range:
Growing Zones:  4-9
Mature Height: 12-30 inches
Mature Width: 12-15 inches 

Sowing: Start indoors in pots or sow directly in Spring. Barely cover seed. Needs light to germinate.
Sow depth: ¼ in
Days to Germinate: 7-14 @ 60-70F
Special Maintenance: n/a

Sunlight: Full sun, Part Sun
Soil Type: Average
Water: Light
Drought Tolerance: Good
Growth Rate: Fast

Leaf Description: Aromatic, lemony
Bloom Time: Summer, July-September
Bloom Description: Small white flower clusters

Harvest: Leaf
Harvest Time: Spring-Early Summer, May-June

Special Properties: Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer resistant, Cut flower

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