Please Note: These plants are annuals.
Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 1-3 feet
Blooms: June – July
Suggested Uses: Lemon Mint prefers dry, basic, sandy soils. This is a great plant to use in a container garden. It has lemon scented foliage! Short-lived but will reseed itself.
Native Range: Native to parts of the South and Southwest. Thrives in USDA hardiness zones 2-11 as an annual.
Pollinators: Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.
Flowers: Flowers are numerous and are whorled around this plant’s square stems.
Leaves: Serrated leaves are oppositely attached around a square stem. Upper leaves may appear whorled.
Food Uses: This plant is used as an herb to flavor food, especially chicken and seafood. It can also be added to teas and desserts.
Other Names: Lemon Beebalm, Horsemint, Lemonmint
More information: USDA plant profile
Photo credit: Clarence A. Rechenthin @ USDA-NRCS.jpg