Lemon Mint/Purple Horse Mint
Monarda citriodora (Lamiaceae)
A hardy annual or tender perennial native to the mid-west and southern United Sates. a typical member of the Mint family with its distinctive square stems. Flowers are arranged in whorls stair-stepping up a single stem. Blooms are deep purple to lavender surrounded by colored bracts. Grows in various soil types and prefers full sunlight. Can tolerate very dry conditions. A stately plant, excellent for cutting and grows well almost anywhere.
Suggested Use: Flower gardens, mixtures, roadsides, meadows, disturbed areas, slopes. Miscellaneous: The leaves, when crushed release a sweet citrus aroma. A good variety to attract hummingbirds and butterflies to you garden. The dried stems provide an interesting addition to any floral arrangement.
Average Planting Success: 80% Height: 1 - 3 feet
Germination: 10 - 30 days
Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 60°F - 70°F
Sowing Depth: 1/16 "
Blooming Period: May - August
Average Seeds Per Pound: 819,000
Seeds/Pkt: 1,135 - Covers 30 sq.ft.
1 oz Covers: 908 sq.ft.
Seeding Rate: 3 lbs. per acre