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Lemon Balm

25 reviews

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.


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)


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

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)


We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

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


If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can either return your order for a full refund or exchange it for online store credit.

Find out more about our Returns information.

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    dawn M.
    Australia Australia

    Have received two lots of plants , Night Jasmine, Wild Rocket and Lemon Balm. All plants arrived in perfect condition, I was a bit anxious, as to how they would travel in the post. All plants are just thriving. THANKYOU so much, Dawn Madsen

    Helen F.
    Australia Australia
    I wish my garden was suitable for more herbs

    I recently bought several herbs, including lemon balm, and I'm very happy with, firstly, the process and, secondly, the plants I received. Every aspect of my experience has been positive. The website is extremely well presented and comprehensive. The plants arrived in superb condition, with helpful information and instructions, and are now thriving in my garden. From start to finish I was impressed with Mudbrick Herb Cottage, to the extent that I wish my garden was suitable for more herbs - I would really enjoy the planning and planting involved. Helen

    Elizabeth D.
    Australia Australia
    Thanks Mudbrick Herbs!

    My plants arrived in a very healthy state and I am looking forward to establishing a new garden of scented and culinary herbs.

    Australia Australia
    Herb wellbeing.

    I planted my herbs in various spots in my garden and I’m happy to say that they are all doing well. We’ve had quite a bit of rain after planting and they’re still going great. I was a bit concerned as the rain was heavy. I am 100% satisfied. Thank you.

    Australia Australia
    Awesome experience

    Thank you so much for the lovely herbs and the awesome experience from buying from herb cottage! :) super recommended!