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Lemon Balm

36 reviews

6 items left

Usually available: All year

Life cycle: Perennial
Height: 30 - 90cm
Position: Part shade
Soil preference: Moist / well drained

This is how we pack and send your Herb Plants to all states except TAS & WA



You will receive
- 1 Lemon Balm Herb Plant in a 50 X 75mm tube - General growing instructions

All of our Herb Plants are grown organically with certified organic potting mixes and fertilizers

Botanical Name: Melissa officinalis

A clump-forming perennial with heart shaped, deeply veined leaves that are covered with stiff hairs, it grows 30cm – 90cm high. . It looks very similar to mint in appearance, but it is not as invasive and easier to control. Here in south east Queensland lemon balm does not flower.

Lemon Balm has a delicate flowery lemon flavour and has a wide variety of uses. The fresh leaves can be used as a garnish for drinks, desserts and savoury dishes. It adds zing to fruit salads, garden salads, fruit drinks and punch, sorbet, herb butters, dressing and sauces. Lemon balm butter with a little pepper added goes well with corn, broccoli, beans and asparagus. Use in marinades or sauces to accompany fish or chicken. It is also nice stirred through sautéed shellfish.

Lemon balm livens up any apple dish, add chopped lemon balm to apple sauce to serve with meat or mix some into the apple in apple crumble or apple custard. A baked cheesecake will be transformed by the addition of lemon balm and a little honey.

An infusion of lemon balm makes a refreshing uplifting tea served either hot or cold.

Lemon balm is a useful medicinal and combines nicely with other medicinal herbs. An infusion of the leaves will induce perspiration to help cool a fever associated with cold and flu. It is also a relaxing tea to relieve anxiety and mild depression especially when these conditions cause nervous indigestion. Lemon balm is also used for nervous headaches and for digestive problems such as nausea, bloating and colic. The juice from the leaves or a strong infusion can be dabbed on cold sores and in studies has been proven to reduce healing time and lessen re-occurrence. Bruised fresh leaves can be applied to insect bites, cuts and grazes.

Growing Conditions

Lemon balm prefers rich moist soil and partial shade. It can tolerate direct sunlight but the leaves may yellow slightly during hot summers in full sun, plants grown in shade tend to be larger and more succulent. Lemon balm is a good companion to fruit trees, plants from the onion family, tomatoes and roses.

All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.

Delivery

Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.

Regular Post - $10.95
Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)

HERB PLANTS

We send (Australia wide, excluding Western Australia and Tasmania):

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)

OTHER PRODUCTS

We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

*Subjected to actual conditions. Find out more about our Delivery information.

Returns

We want you to be thrilled with your purchase from us. If you are not satisfied with an item and need to return it, we're here to help.

Herb Plants
- If you are unhappy with the quality of Herb plants they must be photographed on the day of receiving and emailed to us within 24 hours.

Find out more about our Returns & Refunds.

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    PV
    07/11/2021
    PIA V.
    Australia Australia
    Wonderful plants

    The plants look healthy and as soon as I planted looked even better! I will buy again and can't wait for some of the plants i want to be available.

    EC
    06/06/2021
    Edward C.
    Australia Australia

    great,,the plant was well packaged and once potted and given rain water and seesol it grows at a steady rate now

    MG
    05/29/2021
    Margaret G.
    Australia Australia
    Balm for the Soul

    As always, a wonderful experience. I live thirty minutes drive away so purchase my herbs as click and collect so I know exactly what I want will be in stock and waiting for me. Then it’s a quick drive over and I get the wonderful experience of a walk around the gardens when I collect. Inevitably, several other beguiling herbs will entice me into their lair and they’ll end up in my basket keen to to join more of my gorgeous friends in my ever growing herb garden.