Herb, Lemon Mint
- Self-seeding annual plants
- Plants grow to 24-30 inches tall
- Purple flower bracts attract bees
- Leaves are aromatic and citrus-flavored
(Monarda citriodora) (aka Lemon Bee Balm, Horsemint) Used by Native Americans for medicinal and culinary purposes. Citrus-flavored leaves can be minced and added to fruit jellies. Beautiful purplish bracts, 24-30" tall. Aromatic and colorful in fall. Excellent bee forage plant. Self-seeding annual.
Learn to Grow it
Start Indoors: 3-4 weeks before last frost
Direct Seed: 1" Deep
Germination: 7-14 Days
Lemon Mint should be sown indoors in soil trays or pots 8-10 weeks before the last frost of your spring season. You can sow the seeds just under the surface of the soil and they will germinate in 10-20 days. You can transplant your seedlings outdoors around the last frost of the season and place them 12-24 inches apart. You can plant Lemon Mint in either full sun or partial shade.