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About Lemon Balm

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 Specifications

Seeds per Packet30
Common Name Melissa officinalis
Height 1.50 to 2.00 feet
Flower Colour White to pale yellow
Difficulty Level 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
Sunlight Full Sun
Watering Dry to medium
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature 68°F
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer
Harvest Season 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

Medicinal Use:

  • 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

How hard is lemon balm to grow?

A lemon balm is easy to grow

How much sunlight does a lemon balm need?

A lemon balm prefers Full Sun

How much water does a lemon balm need?

A lemon balm prefers watering Dry to medium

What kind of soil does a lemon balm need?

well-drained soil

What temperature does a lemon balm like?

68°F

How should I fertilize my lemon balm ?

Apply any organic fertilizer

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