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Lemon Balm

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Lemon balm is a bushy perennial plant that has aromatic leaves in the shape of ovals. These leaves have a lemony flavour with a tinge of mint, and the plant itself has a bushy appearance.

It is widely used in aromatherapy products due to its calming and uplifting effect. Additionally, it makes a lovely refreshing herbal tea and is thought to relieve indigestion and cold sores. Lemon balm is a useful kitchen herb that can be used to flavour both sweet and savoury dishes. It also has excellent health benefits.

Identifiable as a member of the mint family by its characteristically square stem, Lemon Balm, like mint, should be grown in a container because it has a rapid growth rate and can easily spread. It is dormant during the winter months but starts growing again in the spring, reaching a height of approximately 50 centimetres and a width of approximately 45 centimetres.

Seed Quantity 200 Seeds

Type Perennial Herb

Genus Melissa officinalis

Sow Seeds Sow from March-June indoors at 20-25℃.  Sow onto seed compost and lightly cover with compost or vermiculite. Needs light to germinate.  Keep slightly dry, do not overwater.

Plant Out Grow on in slightly cooler conditions before acclimatising and planting out when all risk of frost has passed.  Likes full sun

Flowers June-October

Height & Spread 50cm high x 45cm spread

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