Search by item name, latin name, or catalog number.
Request a Copy
Ordering & Shipping
Safe Seed Pledge
Gift Shop & Greenhouses
Map & Directions
News & Info
Q & A
Herbs, Veggies, Dried Herbs, Books, and More!
Herb Plug Packs
Herb Plug Trays
Roots & Bulbs
(hardy in zones 5-9)
When to Sow:
Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall/Anytime
Ease of Germination:
One of the most well known medicinal herbs, loved for its versatility, ease of growing and overall refreshing & uplifting nature! Like mint, lemon balm will grow quickly with little maintenance. It can be made into a tea, tincture, essential oil and is handy to have around the kitchen. Can be added fresh to salads or used to flavour fish or chicken dishes. Medicinally used for calming the mind, soothing an upset stomach and relieving pain. Compounds in its oils have been shown to inhibit replication of the herpes simplex type 2 virus! Perfect to use before bed, as it is mild sedative; delicious on its own or when mixed with mint and lavender. You can harvest a mature plant anytime! Although if you do big harvests, cut the stems about 2 inches from the ground, leaving the first set of leaves (This can usually only be done around twice a season), or harvest a few leaves at a time as you need! For optimal flavour, harvest the leaves just before it flowers, in the morning when the oil concentration is highest. Too much sun will blacken the leaves, so hang in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight. Keep leaves in big pieces after drying to retain the oils. Letting the plant go to flower will attract bees. In fact,
is Greek for honeybee. Grows well in sun to partial shade. Very hardy. Ht 12-24 inches.
$4.95/ea, $12.00/3 plants, $39.60/12 plants
Plug pack 12
Plug tray 90
(ships in 6-8 weeks)
Currency: United States Dollar
Order in Confidence with Richters
™ Online Shopping System!
Copyright © 1997-2022 Otto Richter and Sons Limited. All rights reserved. Usage prohibited without expressed written consent.
Copyright © 1997-2022 Otto Richter and Sons Limited. All rights reserved.