(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
8-10 weeks before last frost
Green Thumb Tip Sow seeds indoors just beneath surface of soil. Plant
out in early spring just before last frost. Remove
spent blossoms regularly to prolong blooming.