Lemon Mint Herb -Monarda citriodora, lemon bee balm
Approximately 75,347+ seeds/oz.
Lemon Bee Balm (Monarda Citriodora) - Start Monarda Citriodora seeds for a wonderful annual that attracts beneficial insects. Monarda Citriodora is commonly called Lemon Bee Balm, Lemon Mint, and Purple Horsemint. As the name suggests, it is an herb in the mint family. Lavender-to-pink, tuft-like, whorled flower heads attract hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. The Lemon Mint herb plant blooms from spring into late summer. Often late in the season the scent is described as resembling oregano more than lemon.
Monarda Citriodora grows in prairies, roadsides and other sunny habitats from wildflower seed. It grows from California to Florida, but is a native of the Midwest. It prefers soils with a high percentage of clay, but is adaptable to varying soil types as long as they are drier soils and not saturated. Lemon Bee Balm herb plants grow best in full sun to partial shade. Like many wildflowers, they can re-grow from the wildflower seed that drops it late fall. This wildflower seed will be dormant until temperatures rise the following spring and proper moisture levels are obtained to ensure germination.
How To Grow Lemon Bee Balm:
Growing Lemon Mint seed is easy and rewarding! Sow Lemon Bee Balm seeds directly in prepared areas in the spring when temperatures begin to warm. Spread the herb seeds evenly and rake into loose topsoil. Supplemental watering is suggested if spring rains are poor. Provide additional water until the plants reach 10 - 12 inches tall. Once established, Lemon Bee Balm should re-seed itself. Allow flower seeds to mature completely before mowing or cutting down. Since it's an annual, it is essential that the Purple Horsemint plant is allowed to re-seed itself for the following year.
VALUE TO BENEFICIAL INSECTS
Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees
This seeds germinate best if they are exposed to light. If these seeds are covered in soil, chances are good they will never sprout. These seeds should only be pressed onto the surface of the soil and kept moist, to germinate.
Approximate seeds per pound: 1,207,000
USDA Zones: 3 - 10
Height: 36 inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Lavender to pink
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.6 - 7.8
Deer Resistant: Yes
Temperature: 60 - 70F
Average Germ Time: 10 - 30 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: 1/16 inch
Sowing Rate: Plant this wildflower seed at 3 pounds per acre
Moisture: Keep seed moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 18 inches
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