Lemon Bee Balm Seeds - (Monarda citriodora)

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SKU:
H1028
Seed Count:
Approx 100 seeds per pack
Type:
Annual
Days to Germination:
10-40 days at 60-70F
Light Preference:
Partial shade to full sun
Soil Requirements:
Moist soil
Plant Spacing:
18-24"
Status:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
  • Lemon Bee Balm - (Monarda citriodora)
  • Lemon Bee Balm - (Monarda citriodora)
  • Lemon Bee Balm - (Monarda citriodora)
  • Lemon Bee Balm Seeds - (Monarda citriodora)
$3.15

Description

Lemon Bee Balm - The Bee and Butterfly Wonderland

Long flowering native annual wildflower with unusually fragrant, curved, tubular flowers in purple to pink. Attracts multitudes of hummingbirds and butterflies.

Details

This annual species is native to North America and grows wild in the Appalachian Mountains. Its curved tubular flowers are scented and usually white, pink, or purplish. The flower heads are stacked on top of one another, two to four of them on each stem, with the largest at the bottom, making a spectacular show. Plants are conversation pieces in the garden; dried seed heads are distinct in everlasting floral arrangements.  Easy to grow. In warmer areas it will self-seed in the fall. In the Northeast, seeds may germinate outside in the spring from last year's plant.

History

Native to central and southern United States and northern Mexico.

Uses

Heavenly fragrant, sweet, green leaves make refreshing, calming, lemon teas. The dried leaves and flowers go into potpourri. Makes a good cut flower, fresh or dried.

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