Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) seeds, organic

$3.95$23.55

Family: Mint (Lamiacea)

Hardy to Zones 4 to 8

Evergreen perennial native to the Mediterranean, Russia, Syria, Iran and Turkestan. Flowers yellow to 2 feet tall.  This is a classic tea herb. Traditional usage (TWM): life extension, high blood pressure, migraines, hysteria, melancholia, goiter, hyperthyroidism and Grave’s disease. Plant prefers shade to part sun and is not picky about the soil  Light-dependent germinator. Scarify seeds lightly on fine sandpaper and sow outdoors in the fall or very early spring or provide 2 weeks of cold conditioning. Barely cover seeds with soil, tamp securely and keep evenly moist.  Germination in 10-40 days. Prefers full sun or shade; normal garden soil and minimal water. Plant 1 to 2 feet apart.

Packet contains 100 seeds
1 g contains ~2,00 seeds
5 g contains ~10,000 seeds
10 g contains ~20,000 seeds

Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Question

    Casey (verified owner)

    Mornin 🙂 I live in central Iowa. If I plant this in the fall, would I need to plant in early fall or does it matter? Will it winter over ok?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Love central Iowa. I believe the lemon balm should be planted soon in order to build up enough resources to overwinter. Richo

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    • Casey (verified owner)

      Do you think it’s too late for this year? I don’t think we’re going to have very much, if any cool weather now until fall for the seeds to germinate. Should I just wait until next spring?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Casey, If you’d like a faster start, then I do recommend our potted lemon balm plants. I do not think it is too late in the year to start perennials–there is no such thing as “too late” when starting perennials. Richo

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  2. Joanne East

    Joanne East

    Performed well last year. Came back even better. Beautiful, useful plant.

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