Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Plants like full sun in northern areas but appreciate some part afternoon shade in hot summer climates.
Seeds per Packet
1.50 to 2.00 feet
White to pale yellow
easy to grow
Planting and care
Lemon balm can grow well in most climates, although it prefers drier climates
PLANTING TIME: Plant seedlings indoors in early spring, (6-8 weeks before last frost), or sow seeds on the surface of soil after the last frost of spring
Lemon Balm care
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
Start indoors 6 to 8 weeks before last frost, and transplant out or direct so in late March to mid-April
Barely cover the tiny seeds
Dry to medium
Apply any organic fertilizer
The plant will regrow in 4 weeks or so in warm weather.
Lemon Balm special feature
Herb gardens. Border fronts. Naturalize as a ground cover in informal areas
Lemon Balm uses
In medieval times it was used medicinally to cure all forms of ailment from crooked necks to morning sickness, it was thought to be beneficial to help heal wounds, treat venomous insect bites and stings and for alleviating pain from gout
Frequently Asked Questions
How tall do lemon balm grow?
On average lemon balm grows 1.50 to 2.00 feet
What color are lemon balm ?
A lemon balm plant bears flowers of color White to pale yellow