Lime Balm (Melissa officinalis ssp. altissima), packet of 30 seeds, organic
Family: Mint (Lamiacea)
Hardy to Zones 6 to 9
(Crete Balm) Herbaceous perennial to 2 feet, native to the mediterranean and hardy to 20 degrees F. Light-green lime-flavored foliage is softly pubescent, with outsize flowers of light lavender. Good for tea or nibbling fresh. A rare and unusual subspecies of lemon balm. Cultivation: Light-dependent germinator. Scarify seed lightly on fine sandpaper and sow outdoors in the fall or very early spring or provide 2 weeks of cold conditioning by placing seed in moist medium in a container in the fridge and sow outdoors or in the greenhouse. Germ. in 10-40 days. Prefers full sun or shade; normal garden soil and moderate water. Plant 1.5 feet apart.
30 seeds/pkt., Certified Organically Grown