Easy to grow in moist, well-drained fertile soil. Fresh leaves for tea and salads. Mulch if winter goes below 0ºF. Medicinal: Aerial parts in tea for colds, flu, depression, headache, and indigestion. Sedative. Antiviral. Avg. 47,000 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.
A favorite of French King Charles V in the 14th century. Strong lemon-scented leaves are used for making tea. Said to have a calming effect and is also soothing for upset stomachs. Perennial in zones 4-9.
SECTION: Herbs, Lemon Balm, Melissa officinalis Tolerates poor soil as long as it is sunny. Drought tolerant. Plant after last frost. Self-sows. Leaves used for tea with aromatic lemon flavor. Anti-viral, sedative, anti-depressant, helps headaches. One packet will plant 100 sq ft when using 12" spacing in the bed. (Select Cultural Info/Seed Codes in red top bar for more details about codes below) EA CULTURE: P Zones 4-9/Spacing 12" SEEDS PER PACKET: 320 SOURCE CODE: C PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: Start seeds in flats when weather is warm, and transplant 30" apart. A slow germinating seed which is easy to grow.…
Lemon Balm's most popular use is in soothing herbal teas, where its lemon-scented volatile oils are released. The dried leaves are also a perfect ingredient for potpourri and dream pillows.Perennial in zones 4-9, Lemon Balm has a four-angled stem that supports 1-3 inch toothed, ovate leaves. Insignificant pale yellow flowers are produced in summer. At maturity, it reaches 12-32 inches tall and 12-18 inches wide.Grow in moist soil in either full sun or part shade, and harvest leaves as flowering begins in summer.Pkt is 100 seeds.
Melissa officinalis Rub the leaves to enjoy a burst of lemon fragrance, or use it in fresh bouquets for aromatherapy. Tea made from the leaves is truly delightful. Spreads rapidly. Hardy in zones 4 and above. Germination code: (1) Also available as a plant.
Lemon scented, medicinal herb used to calm nerves, settle the stomach and treat cold sores. Refrigerate seeds for 3 weeks. Sow uncovered on soil surface. USDA Zones 3-9