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Melissa officinalis( Lemon Balm) Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)Herb in 9cm Pot 

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is a perennial herb that is part of the mint family, it is easy to grow and is a robust grower, it can be a bully in the garden if left to its own devices! It has a distinct lemon-scented foliage. Originally from southern Europe and the Mediterranean region, it can grow up to 70cm–1m tall. Lemon Balm will tolerate most soil types, but prefers a well-drained site in full-sun or partial shade.

During the summer months it produces small creamy-white or pale purple flower spikes that are full of nectar, which attract bees, hence the genus name Melissa (Greek for 'honey bee')

Herb Usage

Lemon Balm has many uses, as a culinary herb it can be infused to make teas as well as flavouring ice-creams, it is also used as a herb for stuffing poultry. The addition of lemonbalm will add a lemony-zing to cooking in general, and is a useful addition to the herb garden. Harvest throughout the summer by snipping or pinching out the growing tips, it will keep regenerating all summer. Other uses include the leaves being crushed and rubbed onto the skin to repel insects.

Buy Lemon Balm Online

Our potted Lemon Balm plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.



Melissa officinalis( Lemon Balm) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun/Partial shade
Soil Type Moist well drained soil
Flower Colour White
Height 60cm
Spread 60cm
Latin Name Melissa officinalis
Hardiness RHS rating H7 - Very Hardy
Culinary Desserts/Drinks
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic Compresses/Poultice
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Herb
  • 5
    Lemon Balm.

    Posted by Carole Anne. on 18th Jun 2020

    First time ever using Hooksgreen Herbs, and I was so impressed. Fantastic, healthy, and good sized plant. Packaged thoughtfully and delivered so quickly! Will definitely keep them on my favorites list.

  • 5

    Posted by David John Wise on 16th Jun 2020

    Excellent service, quick delivery, and an amazingly large specimen arrived - not what I was expecting for the price. Very healthy plant indeed. Thank you.