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Lemon Balm Plants & Plugs – Melissa officinalis

Bring the refreshing aroma and benefits of Melissa officinalis into your home with our organic lemon balm plants. Choose from plugs, 3″ pots, 4″ pots, and 6″ pots to fit your gardening needs. Lemon balm has been used for centuries for its medicinal and culinary properties, and its fragrant leaves make it a delightful addition to any garden. With a hardiness zone of 4-9, this versatile herb can be grown both indoors and outdoors. Order now and start enjoying the fresh taste and scent of this wonderful herb in no time.


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Looking for a fragrant and versatile herb to add to your garden or indoor space? Look no further than lemon balm! This lovely plant, also known as Melissa officinalis, has been used for centuries for its many health benefits and delightful lemony scent.

Lemon balm has a long history of use in traditional medicine, dating back to ancient Greece and Rome, where it was used for its calming effects and to treat a variety of ailments. Today, it is still used for its many health benefits, including its ability to ease stress, promote relaxation, and support healthy digestion.

In addition to its many health benefits, lemon balm is also a popular culinary herb, used to add flavor to a variety of dishes and beverages, including teas, cocktails, and desserts. Its fresh, citrusy flavor is sure to brighten up any dish.

At our nursery, we offer lemon balm plants in a range of sizes, from plugs to 6″ pots, so you can choose the size that works best for your needs. Whether you’re looking to start a new herb garden, add to an existing one, or simply enjoy the beauty and fragrance of this lovely plant indoors, we’ve got you covered.

Lemon balm is hardy in USDA Zones 4-9, so it can be grown in a wide range of climates. It prefers well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade, making it a versatile addition to any garden. If you’re growing lemon balm indoors, make sure to place it in a sunny location, such as a south-facing window, and water it regularly to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged.

When planting lemon balm outside, wait until after the last frost of the season to ensure that the plant has the best chance of survival. Dig a hole that is slightly larger than the pot your plant came in, and gently loosen the roots before placing it in the hole. Cover the roots with soil and water well.

To care for your lemon balm plant, make sure to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged, especially during hot, dry weather. Fertilize the plant with a balanced fertilizer every few weeks during the growing season to encourage healthy growth.

Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a novice plant enthusiast, lemon balm is a versatile and easy-to-grow herb that is sure to add beauty and fragrance to your garden or indoor space. Order your lemon balm plugs, 3″ pots, 4″ pots, or 6″ pots today and start enjoying the many benefits of this delightful herb!


What to Do When Your Plant Arrives At Your Doorstep

When your plant first arrives at your doorstep, it’s important to allow it to rest for a 24 hours in it’s new environment before watering it. This will give the plant a chance to recover from any stress it may have experienced during shipping. Once you’re ready to water, give the plant a good soak and then allow the soil to dry out slightly before watering again.


Lemon balm is like sunshine in a plant! Here are some fun tips to help your lemon balm grow:

  1. Give your lemon balm plenty of sunshine and love! It loves bright, indirect light, so be sure to put it near a sunny window.
  2. Water your lemon balm – not too much and not too little. Keep the soil moist, but not waterlogged. Too much water can drown your friend, and too little can make them sad.
  3. Treat your lemon balm to a spa day! Trim it back every now and then to encourage new growth and prevent it from getting too wild.
  4. Lemon balm loves to be social! Plant it in a pot with other herbs or plants, or give it a friend in the form of a cute planter.
  5. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your lemon balm. Use it to make delicious teas, garnish salads, or even infuse oils for your skincare routine.

With these fun tips, your lemon balm will be thriving in no time!


Watering Frequency:

  • Lemon balm plugs: Water once or twice a week, depending on the moisture level of the soil.
  • 3″ potted lemon balm: Water every 3-4 days, or when the soil feels dry to the touch.
  • 4″ potted lemon balm: Water every 4-5 days, or when the soil feels dry to the touch.
  • 6″ potted lemon balm: Water every 5-7 days, or when the soil feels dry to the touch.

Remember to always check the moisture level of the soil before watering, as overwatering can be harmful to lemon balm.


Lemon balm, or Melissa officinalis, can grow in hardiness zones 4-9. Check your hardiness zone to see if you can safely grow in your area:


Specification: Lemon Balm Plants & Plugs – Melissa officinalis


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Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 10.75 × 5 × 5 in

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Size Chart

  • Plugs: approximately 1-2 inches tall
  • 3" pots: approximately 4-6 inches tall and 3-4 inches wide (pot and plant combined)
  • 4" pots: approximately 6-8 inches tall and 4-6 inches wide (pot and plant combined)
  • 6" pots: approximately 12-18 inches tall and 6-8 inches wide (pot and plant combined)
Lemon Balm Plants & Plugs – Melissa officinalis
Lemon Balm Plants & Plugs – Melissa officinalis


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