Seed Exchange - Used by Native Americans for medicinal and culinary purposes, the citrus-flavored leaves of lemon mint can be minced and added to fruit jellies. Its beautiful purple bracts, held on 24-30" tall plants, are aromatic and colorful in the fall and attract bees. Hardy perennial in zones 5-9.
Self-seeding annual plants
Plants grow to 24-30 inches tall
Purple flower bracts attract bees
Leaves are aromatic and citrus-flavored
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath surface of soil. Plant out in early spring just before last frost. Remove spent blossoms regularly to prolong blooming.
Sow seed indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost
Germination 10-20 days
Plant 12-24" apart
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability