(Monarda citriodora LAMIACEAE)
This native plant has some individual variation in blossom color and citrus odor. Use dried leaves for lemon-scented herb tea, or for flavoring meat or fish dishes. Harvest the leaves before flowers appear.
|Other Names:||Bee Balm, Oswego Tea|
|Flowers:||Variable pink to reddish pink|
|Lifecycle:||2 (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)|
|USDA Zones:||4 to 9|
|Propagation / Germination:||Germinates in 14 to 21 days. Direct sow or transplant after frost.|
|Spacing:||12 inches apart|
Garden Medicinals offers over 220 varieties of medicinal and culinary herb seeds, roots, potato onions, specialty garlic varieties, and select heirloom vegetable and ethnic flower seed. All seeds are non-gmo, open-pollinated and untreated. Most seeds are naturally grown and a few are certified organic. Our vegetable seeds do especially well in hot, humid climates where vegetable production can be difficult. Our herb selection also includes dormant root stock of ginger, ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, false unicorn, and wild yam.
Note: Medicinal uses of herbs mentioned in our store are not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please see a qualified medical practitioner for diagnosis if you have a health problem.