Herb, Lemon Mint

Monarda citriodora
$2.99 to $7.00
SKU: 0810
  • Self-seeding annual plants
  • Plants grow to 24-30 inches tall
  • Purple flower bracts attract bees
  • Leaves are aromatic and citrus-flavored

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(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.