Lemon Mint Seeds

Has a citrus smell when crushed and is irresistible to bees and hummingbirds.

Availability: In stock

$2.50

Details

Also known as Lemon Bee Balm and Purple Horsemint. Used by Native Americans for medicinal and culinary purposes. Lemon Mint has a citrus smell when crushed, reminiscent of the fruit of the actual lemon plant. Citrus-flavored leaves make a refreshing tea or can be minced and added to fruit jellies. Beautiful purple flowers are irresistible to both bees and hummingbirds. Aromatic and colorful in fall. Grows quickly, blooms heavily, and dies with first frost. The dried stems provide an interesting addition to any floral arrangement.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Monarda citriodora
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 40 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/16 in.
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Plant Spacing 12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Pink, Violet/Lavender
Bloom Time Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid-Summer
Other Details Flowers are fragrant, Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings, This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Days to Harvest 80-90
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall, From seed; sow indoors before last frost, From seed; stratify if sowing indoors, From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds, Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
Seeds Per Pack 100