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Lemon Balm Organic

Product Description

Due to its beauty and fragrance, the medieval Frankish king, Charlemagne, had lemon balm planted in every monastery garden. Add to tea, use as a cooking herb to impart lemony flavor, or enjoy its aromatherapeutic qualities in a relaxing bath. Used by herbalists for insomnia and to soothe upset stomachs. A good container variety.

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Botanical Name: Melissa officinalis

Family: Lamiaceae

Native: Mediterranean region and Asia

Hardiness: Perennial, USDA zones 3–7

Plant Dimensions: 18"–24" tall, 24"–36" wide

Variety Information: Lemon balm has crinkled, oval leaves with serrated edges and square stems. The leaves have a lemony mint flavor and fragrance. Small white flowers bloom from mid- to late summer.

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, or up to 2 months before your average first fall frost date.

Optimal soil temperature for germination is 65°–75°F.

When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before average last frost.

Days to Emerge: 10–15 days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 4 seeds every 18"

Row Spacing: Plant in blocks, groups, or pots

Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 18"