Lemon Balm seeds - Melissa officinalis - Organic - Culinary Herb

Type: Perennial
Approximate height: Up to 80 cm
Flowering Time: Summer
Site and soil type: Sun or partial shade in any soil
When to sow: Spring, summer or early autumn
Where to sow: Outside, direct into soil or under cover, into trays, modules or pots.
Packet contents: Approximately 800 organically grown seeds / 0.4 g

Lemon balm has very small white flowers, fresh green leaves with a lemon scent and flavour.

Also known as bee balm, it has nectar and pollen rich flowers which are known for attracting bees.

Can be used whenever a lemon flavour is needed in either sweet or savoury dishes but use raw as the flavour is not so pleasant when cooked, (chop finely and add to dishes at the end of cooking).

Perfect for adding to cold drinks or blending in yoghurt.

Lemon balm will self-seed but unwanted seedlings can easily be removed.

Lemon Balm attracts / provides food for the following creatures:

  • Bees
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All our seed packets include sowing instructions.

Jemima’s Garden seeds are plastic free and reyclable. They’re contained in an inner glassine envelope, (made from pine wood cellulose), and an outer Kraft paper seed packet. Any shipping packaging is also plastic free and recyclable.

Key to symbols:

🐛 A food plant for the caterpillar

🦋 Provides nectar for the adult moth or butterfly

🦇 Listed in: Bat Conservation Trust Encouraging bats, A guide for bat-friendly gardening and living

🦇 (RHS)  Listed in the RHS Plants for Bats list

** RHS Plants for Pollinators. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at rhs.org.uk/plantsforpollinators

** The Royal Horticultural Society, and its logo, are trade marks of The Royal Horticultural Society (Registered Charity No 222879/SC038262) and used under licence.