Lemon Balm Seeds

Lemon Balm Seeds

Size Price Savings Quantity
Packet $4.79
1 Ounce $26.29
1/4 Pound $61.99 41% Savings
1 Pound $173.29 ($10.83/ounce) 59% Savings
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  • Leaves are lemony and used for flavoring in salads, soups, and butter
  • Wonderful lemon aroma
  • Popular uses include: Culinary / Fragrance / Medicinal
  • Adaptable to full sun or partial shade
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Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Spring
Growth Habit Clumping, Multi-Branching

Flavor Profile Lemony
Plant Characteristics Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Fragrant
Use Container Garden, Culinary, Medicinal, Tea
Growing Conditions Cold Tolerant, Commercial, Drought Tolerant, Indoor, Outdoor
Harvest Advantages Dried
Plant Resistance Deer, Rabbit

About Lemon Balm Seeds

Melissa officinalis

Seed Type Open Pollinated Seed

Lemon Balm is a long-cultivated culinary herb that is primarily used in herbal teas. Plant Lemon balm seeds indoors or outdoors in full sun.

Planting Information

Planting Lemon Balm Seeds

Planting Season Spring
Seed Prep Requires Light
Sowing Method Direct Sow, Start Indoors
Light Requirement Full Sun, Partial Shade
Planting Depth 1/8 inch
Plant Spacing 18 to 20 inches
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Days to Maturity 90 to 200 days
View our Lemon Balm Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count Recommended Coverage
Packet 774 Up to 30 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce 43,877 Up to 150 Sq. Ft
1/4 Pound 175,508 Up to 600 Sq. Ft
1 Pound 702,032 Up to 2,500 Sq. Ft

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