Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) Organic Seeds

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) Organic Seeds

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Family: Mint (Lamiacea)

Hardy to Zones 4 to 8

Evergreen perennial native to the Mediterranean, Russia, Syria, Iran and Turkestan. Flowers yellow to 2 feet tall.  This is a classic tea herb. Plant prefers shade to part sun and is not picky about the soil  Light-dependent germinator. Scarify seeds lightly on fine sandpaper and sow outdoors in the fall or very early spring or provide 2 weeks of cold conditioning. Barely cover seeds with soil, tamp securely and keep evenly moist.  Germination in 10-40 days. Prefers full sun or shade; normal garden soil and minimal water. Plant 1 to 2 feet apart.

Packet contains 100 seeds