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 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.
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.