Monarda citriodora is a species of flowering plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae, that is native much of the United States and Mexico. Common names include lemon beebalm, lemon mint and purple horsemint. The Dirty Gardener offers the highest quality seed. We pack seeds weekly to ensure great germination from the newest yearÍs crop seed. We strive to sell all Non-GMO seeds of the highest quality. For planting instructions please contact us directly as everyone has a different need for their use. Purple - lavender flowers. Bee balm has a wonderful citrus fragrance, and it attracts bees, butterflies, and birds, including hummingbirds! Bloom time: may - aug. Hardiness zone: 4 - 8. Light requirements: sun - part shade . . . Soil / water: average.
Lemon mint is an herb that is as attractive as it is useful
Hardy perennial has beautiful purple blooms, light green leaves and attracts bees
Has a sweet, tart lemony fragrance and wonderful flavor
Traditionally used to aid in digestion, relieve coughs and treat headaches
Wonderful dried and used in pot pourri