- 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 Bee Balm, Horsemint) Used by Native Americans for medicinal and culinary purposes,the citrus-flavored leaves of lemon mint can be minced and added to fruit jellies. Its beautiful purple bracts, held on 24-30" tall plants, are aromatic and colorful in the fall and attract bees. Hardy perennial in zones 5-9.
Learn to Grow Lemon Mint
Start Indoors: 8-10 weeks before last frost
Germination: 10-20 Days
Plant Outdoors: 12-24” Apart
Light: Sun/Partial Shade
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath surface of soil. Plant out in early spring just before last frost. Remove spent blossoms regularly to prolong blooming.
Ratings & Reviews
The bumblebees love this herb! They are on it from dawn til dusk! The plants took their time getting started but once they began to bloom it has been non-stop all summer. The plants tipped a bit when we had heavy rain but with a bit of help they are again standing tall and blooming like mad. The color is outstanding with gold calendula. So pretty.