Watering: Average to low. Once the plant is establish this plant can tolerate minimal waterings
Soil:Is not picky about soil quality. Grows in poor and rocky soils and prefers sandy or limestone.
Comments: Easy to grow, is classified as an annual (short-lived perennial) but does self seed pretty easily in hardiness zones 3-11. Allow to flower seeds to mature fully before cutting down. This will allow reseeding for the following year more successful.
We love our Bergamot Bee Balmsomuch we wanted to continue the collection of Monarda plants. People often get this plant confused with Lemon Balm. These areNOTthe same plants. Lemon Balm is Melissa officinalis and is perennial with blooms of yellow.
Lemon Bee Balm is a monarda plant that blooms spike shaped clusters of lavender color. Also know as purple horsemint this plant makes perfect addition to a Pollinator Garden. The lemony Bee Balm leaves are great to add a little lemon zest salads and teas. Many may even use in potpourri!
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