Lovely plant, well packed and quick delivery
Melissa officinalis (Lime 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.
Melissa officinalis (Lime Balm)Herb in 1Litre Pot
Lime balm (Melissa officinalis) is a perennial herb that is part of the mint family, it shares many characteristics with its cousin lemon balm in that it is as easy to grow and is a robust grower!, but it has a distinct gentle lime-scented foliage. Originally from southern Europe and the Mediterranean region, it grows up to 70cm–1m tall. Lime 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')
Lime 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 lime balm will add a lime 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 Lime Balm Online
Our potted lime balm plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.
|Melissa officinalis (Lime Balm)Herb Plant|
|Aspect/Site||Full sun/Partial shade|
|Soil Type||Moist well drained soil|
|Latin Name||Melissa officinalis 'Lime Balm'|
|Hardiness||RHS rating H7 - Very Hardy|
|Special Features||Pollinator Friendly|
|Type of Garden||Herb|
So delighted to add lime balm to my herb garden! This plant arrived in perfect condition, healthy and strong, and at a great price!
Healthy plant and well packaged. The plant is happily growing in a pot now with no I'll effects from being posted. Will definitely use this supplier again.
This is just gorgeous and arrived very well packaged and protected and the plant was in lovely condition
Very prompt and efficient service and a nice healthy plant.
Very happy with the size and quality of the plant. Prompt delivery. I will definitely be a returning customer.
I was very pleased to find this difficult to find Lime Balm plant for sale. The plants were delivered promptly in superb packaging, which withstood the delivery man throwing the package over a high gate, despite being asked to leave in a container by the front door.. The plants were not damaged, no soil had moved. I would certainly purchase plants again from this company in the future. Thank you.