Flowers Monarda (Bee Balm) Lemon Mint

Lemon Mint

Monarda Seed

Product ID: 3783
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Vigorous blooms add a wildflower look and spicy citrus scent to bouquets.

Towers of bright lavender 1 1/2-2" blooms on straight and thin, yet sturdy stems. An unusual and easy-to-use cut flower. The blooms and leaves are edible, though the leaves are intensely spicy. Native to the U.S. Also known as lemon bee balm, purple horsemint, and lemon mint.

• Edible Flowers: Add petals to salads, sprinkle over mild fish, use in fruit salads, or to garnish desserts and drinks. Flavor is minty and spicy. Leaves are used to flavor salads, cooked foods, and tea.

• Attracts Beneficial Insects: Nectar plant for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

Ht. 30-38". Avg. 75,400 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.

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$4.10
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1 Ounce

$7.05
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1/4 Pound

$16.70
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1 Pound

$55.35
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5 Pounds

$251.15
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Additional Information

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 10-14 days at 68-72°F (20-22°C).

SOWING: Transplant (recommended): Sow 6-8 weeks before last frost. Transplant into cell packs or larger containers when the first true leaves appear. Harden off and transplant outside after last frost.
Direct seed: After last frost, sow seed thinly, barely covering the seed. Thin when the seedlings have the first true leaves.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun/Part Shade.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Any well-drained soil.

PLANT SPACING: 12-18".

HARDINESS ZONES: Varies. M. citriodora: Annual. M. didyma: Perennial in Zones 4-9.

HARVEST: Fresh: Harvest when flowers are almost completely open. Dried: Allow flowers to open completely. Hang to dry.

USES: Suitable as a fresh cut flower. Excellent dried flower. Border plantings. Edible flower

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Monarda citriodora
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
110 - 120 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.<br>Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Wildflower Wildflower
Wildflower
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Fragrant Fragrant
Variety is highly fragrant.
Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.
Edible Flowers Edible Flowers
Variety's flowers may be consumed.
Attracts Beneficial Insects Attracts Beneficial Insects
Variety attracts and supports pollinators and/or insects that prey on garden pests.
Grows Well in Containers Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Edible Flowers Fragrant Wildflower Attracts Beneficial Insects