Heirloom and Open-pollinated seeds

Lemon Mint


Monarda citriodora

As its name implies, the leaves have a lemon scent.  Native to North America, also known as lemon bee balm, this annual is a member of the mint family and is a great attractor for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.  Grows to about 30" high and lavender, pink and white flowers that bloom in late spring.  Leaves can be used to make teas.

Growing information: 90 days.  Sow seeds in a location with partial sun in soil that is well-prepared after the chance of frost has passed.  Alternately, start seeds 4-6 weeks before last frost and transplant outdoors after hardening off.  Germination takes 10-20 days.  Set plants 20-24" apart.  Plants should be cut back periodically to encourage growth. Doesn't spread like other mints but will self sow.  Great choice for container gardens!

min qty/packet: 1g