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
Arrived promptly in nice packaging. I have bought quite a lot of seeds from Bishy Barnabee and I've been really pleased with the bounty of plants that I've already got ready for planting in the Spring.
Sowed the Dahlia Seeds last week - (in a suitable Pot on the Kitchen Window Sill - which serves as my greenhouse) the sturdy little Dahlia seeds were through in two days and are looking very healthy and happy! Obviously very fresh seeds in the packet.