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Strictly Medicinal Organic Lemon Balm

Brand: Strictly Medicinal    Item Number: SNV7070

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Lemon Balm Melissa officinalis

Herbaceous perennial. Native to the Mediterranean, Russia, Syria, Iran and Turkestan. Hardy to 20 degrees F, sometimes colder.

  • Flowers are yellow, grows to 2 feet tall.

Certified organic, 100 seeds/pkt.

Features

  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Container Compatible
  • Does Not Require Support
  • Edible Flower
  • Fragrant
  • Good for Drying
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Plant Spreads
  • Requires Summer Water

Characteristics

Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Culinary Herb, Medicinal Plant Germination Requirements Light, Scarify
Organic Certifier Oregon Tilth Life Cycle Tender Perennial
Planting Time Spring Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Ideal Soil Temperature 60-70°F Days to Maturity 60 - 90 Days
Sun Requirements Full Sun/Part Sun Useful Plant Part Flower, Leaves
Growth Habit Low Growing Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Soil pH 6.6 - 7.0
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Culinary Herb, Medicinal Plant
Germination Requirements Light, Scarify
Organic Certifier Oregon Tilth
Life Cycle Tender Perennial
Planting Time Spring
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Ideal Soil Temperature 60-70°F
Days to Maturity 60 - 90 Days
Sun Requirements Full Sun/Part Sun
Useful Plant Part Flower, Leaves
Growth Habit Low Growing
Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Soil pH 6.6 - 7.0

Planting & Care

Soil & Water: Prefers full sun or shade; normal garden soil and minimal water.

Planting & Growing: Lightly scarify seed, sow seed on surface, barely cover with soil, then press in firmly and keep evenly moist and in the light until germination, in 10-40 days. Thin or transplant 1-2 feet apart. Pinch tips to create a bushier growing form.

Harvesting & Storage: Best to harvest before flowers open. Can be used fresh or dried.

What You May Need

Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 5"L x 2.625"W x 0.1"H

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