The Lemon Mint, also known as Monarda citriodora, is a perennial plant with a short life span that is typically grown as an annual or biennial. Lemon bee balm, lemon mint, and lemon bergamot are some of the common names for this plant. When the leaves are crushed, a smell that is reminiscent of lemons is released. It produces gorgeous spikes of scented, tubular, two-lipped white, pink, and purple flowers that are arranged atop purplish bracts and are very appealing to pollinating insects. The lance-shaped, aromatic leaves have a strong perfume of lemon and are used to flavour tea and savoury foods in a manner that is comparable to that of lemon mint. The plant is simple to cultivate and will produce flowers in the first season after an early seeding.
Each year in the autumn, this perennial's growth is cut back to a level below the earth, and then in the spring, it produces brand new growth.
Seed Quantity 800 Seeds
Genus Monarda citriodora
Sow Seeds Sow seeds onto good quality seed compost (under cover if frosts are still likely or can be sown outdoors once all risk of frost has passed) and cover lightly. Germination takes between 10-30 days. Thin and transplant to 15cm apart when all risk of frost has passed.
Plant Out Thin and transplant to 15cm apart when all risk of frost has passed. Flowers early autumn
Arrived promptly in nice packaging. I have bought quite a lot of seeds from Bishy Barnabee and I've been really pleased with the bounty of plants that I've already got ready for planting in the Spring.
Sowed the Dahlia Seeds last week - (in a suitable Pot on the Kitchen Window Sill - which serves as my greenhouse) the sturdy little Dahlia seeds were through in two days and are looking very healthy and happy! Obviously very fresh seeds in the packet.