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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 1 litre 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')

Herb Usage

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
Flower Colour White
Height 150cm
Spread 100cm
Latin Name Melissa officinalis 'Lime Balm'
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
    Lime Balm

    Posted by suzanne slade on 31st Mar 2022

    Arrived looking really healthy. Very well packaged.

  • 5
    Lime Balm

    Posted by Miss Patrina Handley on 21st Jun 2021

    Lovely plant, well packed and quick delivery

  • 5
    Perfect plant!

    Posted by Christine Asbridge on 21st Jun 2021

    So delighted to add lime balm to my herb garden! This plant arrived in perfect condition, healthy and strong, and at a great price!

  • 5
    Lime balm

    Posted by Branwen on 9th Jun 2021

    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.

  • 5
    Lime Balm

    Posted by Nicola Smith on 31st May 2021

    This is just gorgeous and arrived very well packaged and protected and the plant was in lovely condition

  • 5
    Lime Balm

    Posted by Louise Jutsum on 31st May 2021

    Very prompt and efficient service and a nice healthy plant.

  • 5
    Lime Balm

    Posted by EMMA DAVIES on 17th May 2021

    Very happy with the size and quality of the plant. Prompt delivery. I will definitely be a returning customer.

  • 5
    Good quality plants, superb packaging

    Posted by Venetianintown on 27th Jun 2018

    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.