Melissa officinalis: Gentle herb with many beneficial uses. Will grow in almost any soil. Try growing with Roman Chamomile for a fresh 'homegrown' tea tonic. Can be made into lemonade with lemons or planted as a companion plant in the vegetable garden. Lemon Balm spreads easily from roots so can grow aggressively where conditions are ideal. Plant in a bucket buried in the ground to ensure the root system does not escape! Irresistible to butterflies and pollinators. Beautiful herb deserving the name "Balm".
Zones: 4 - 9
Light: Full Sun/Partial Shade
SSow in spring by scattering the seeds into finely raked soil or seed tray. Firm down (or barely cover). Keep moist until established. Can be sown in fall. Germination: 7 - 14 days.
Planting instructions are included on the seed envelope.
Seeds are stored in environmental conditions that promote seed life (Dark/Dry/Cool). Plant with confidence!