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

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