Lemon Mint Seeds - Lemon Bee Balm

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Lemon Mint Seeds - Lemon Bee Balm

The leaves, when crushed release a sweet citrus aroma.

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Monarda Citriodora;

US Native wildflower seeds;

Also called purple horse mint or lemon bee balm, is, as the names imply, a member of the mint family (Lamiaceae), which has a citrus smell when crushed, reminiscent of the fruit of the actual lemon plant, and which has purple flowers that prove irresistible to both bees and hummingbirds.

Sometimes, especially late in the season, the odor is described as resembling oregano more than lemon.

It prefers soils with a high percentage of clay, such as the vertisols and mollisols typical of tall grass prairies, where it sometimes forms impressive blankets of summer flowers.

Grows quickly, blooms heavily, and dies with first frost.

The leaves, when crushed release a sweet citrus aroma;

A good variety to attract hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden; the dried stems provide an interesting addition to any floral arrangement;

A hardy annual or tender perennial native to the Midwest and southern United States;

Can tolerate very dry conditions;

A stately plant excellent for cutting grows well almost anywhere;

Sow seeds on soil surface at 70F and water;

Germination: 10-30 days;

Light - full sun to part shade;

zone- 3a - 9b.

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