This is a stunning variety of Monarda with long stems of dusty purple flowers that look quite other worldly. It has a lovely citrus scent and is known as lemon bee balm and lemon mint. Bees love it and both the leaves and flowers are edible having a spicy mint flavour. Try adding the petals to salads or making tea from the leaves.
Type : Annual Position : Sun/Part Shade Height : 75cm Quantity per packet : 50
Growing Sowing method : Transplant. Start indoors in September or direct sow late spring. Can be Autumn sown in March When to plant : Spring or Autumn Spacing : 35cm Depth : Surface sow and lightly cover seeds. Germination : 10-30 days Days to maturity : 100-120
Harvesting Flowers : November - March When to pick : When flowers are almost completely open. For drying pick when flowers are fully open. Vase life : 6-7 days