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Lemon Balm Melissa officinalis Bee Balm

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The aromatic foliage can be used to make refreshing lemon balm tea or added to soups and oils for a tangy lemon flavour

Plant Size Height Up to 50cm (19.7in)
Spread Up to 45cm (17.7in)

Hardiness & Longevity Hardy Perennial

Ideal For patio ground cover cottage gardens wildlife gardens low maintenance garden

Position In Full sun

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1 packet (500 seeds) (23755)

Sow lemon balm from late March to May on the surface of a good seed compost and cover with a sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place the seed tray in a propagator at a temperature of 20-25C (68-77F) or seal it inside a polythene bag. Keep the compost slightly dry at all times. Do not exclude light as this aids germination which usually takes up to 21 days.

When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow them on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors. When lemon balm plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days. Transplant outdoors in full sun on any moist, well drained soil at a distance of 30cm (12″) apart. Lemon balm plants will tolerate poor soils. This herb is vigorous, but growing lemon balm in containers will help to restrict its growth.

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Lemon Balm seeds from Thompson & Morgan – experts in the garden since 1855

Lemon Balm

Quick Facts:

    • Use in a bouquets to lemon scent a room
    • Brew an invigorating tea
    • Self sowing and bees love it
    • Deer resistant
    • Plants grow vigorously

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Melissa officinalis. Plant lemon balm seeds and rub the light green leaves for a sudden hit of lemon scent. Use in bouquets to lemon scent a room or brew an invigorating medicinal tea. Lemon Balm seeds produce a herbaceous perennial self-sows and bees love it. Plants grow vigorously so keep self-sown seedlings thinned out. The plants are deer resistant, so a useful filler plant for coastal areas. Chop back the plants by two thirds once the flowers have faded to prevent self sowing and to encourage the growth of new leaves. This plant belongs in every organic herb garden and has been cultivated for centuries as a medicinal plant.

Quick Facts:

    • Use in a bouquets to lemon scent a room
    • Brew an invigorating tea
    • Self sowing and bees love it
    • Deer resistant
    • Plants grow vigorously

How To Grow

Lemon balm’s Latin name is taken from the Greek word for bee (Melissa), and from the ancient belief that a swarm of honeybees could be attracted to an empty hive simply by placing sprigs of the plant inside. Follow these How to Grow Lemon Balm from seeds instructions and grow some wonderful “Lemony” flavour. Grow in container or contained area of the garden as this plant spreads.

Latin
Melissa officinalis
Family: Lamiaceae

Plant Lemon Balm Seeds in containers or in the organic herb garden. This open pollinated herb produces lots of seeds for saving, has lemon scented leaves.