Lemon Bergamot Monarda citriodora Lemon Bee Balm Butterfly Garden Favorite
Lemon Bergamot Monarda citriodora Lemon Bee Balm Great for Herb Gardens
Lemon Bergamot or Monarda citriodora is great for herb gardens and butterfly gardens. Common names include Lemon Bee Balm and Horse Mint. Seeds fresh from this year's harvest. This plant will bring important pollinators to your garden. Bees love it! Great for butterfly gardens. These photographs were taken on plants I grow with my tomatoes and other vegetables.
This is an easy to grow plant. It is an annual in my zone 6 garden even though I have read it can be a tender perennial in zone 5-9. I have a few reseeds every year. Not too aggressive and is easy enough to identify and weed out if necessary. The foliage has a fresh citrus aroma when crushed. Native Americans used the leaves for tea. Leaves can be added to fruit salads or used for jellies. When in flower can grow up to 24-30". The purple flower bracts make long lasting cut flowers.
This listing is for 35 seeds. These seeds are tiny and tricky to count so I will always include extras! Seeds are packed in simple kraft paper envelopes and come with complete growing instructions.