Lemon Balm Seeds - Sweet Balm Herb Seed

Lemon Balm Seeds

Herb Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 4 - 9

Height: 24 inches

Bloom Season: Early summer

Bloom Color: Yellow, white, pinkish, purplish, or bluish

Environment: Partial shade

Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.8

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Melissa Odorata

Planting Directions

Temperature: 65 - 75F

Average Germ Time: 7 - 21 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Press seed onto surface of soil, do not cover

Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch

Moisture: Keep moist until germination

Plant Spacing: Rows 18 - 24 inches a part; thin seedlings 12 inches

Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis) - Start Lemon Balm seeds and grow the soothing, aromatic herb right on the windowsill! Lemon Balm's most popular use is in soothing herbal teas, where its lemon-scented volatile oils are released. Chopped fresh leaves are also good in salads, soups and stews. The dried leaves are also a perfect ingredient for potpourri and dream pillows. Lemon Balm is also known as Sweet Balm and a synonymous botanical name is Melissa officinalis.

Lemon Balm herb plants will bring the bees and hummingbirds to the garden! They love the fragrant flowers and fragrant heart-shaped leaves. At maturity, the herb plant reaches 12-24 inches tall and 12-18 inches wide. The Lemon Balm leaf can be picked at any time. Larger harvests can be obtained by snipping the upper half of the plant just above a node.

How To Grow Lemon Balm From Herb Seeds: Sow Lemon Balm seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before last frost. Use sterile starter mix, and sow the herb seeds on the surface. Do not cover the seeds. Transplant outdoors after frost danger has passed and seedlings have developed their second set of true leaves. For areas with a long growing season, directly sow Lemon Balm herb seeds outside in prepared soil.

Approximate Seeds Per Ounce: 40,000