Please Note: These plants are annuals.
Photo credit: Clarence A. Rechenthin @ USDA-NRCS.jpg
Soil: Mesic (Medium) to Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full to Part
Color: Pink to lavender
Flowers: Flowers are numerous and are whorled around this plant’s square stems.
This showy annual attracts pollinating bees and butterflies. As a result of its numerous tubular flowers, it is attractive to hummingbirds as well! This one has lemon scented foliage when crushed! Useful in the garden in Minnesota to attract butterflies.
Food Uses: This plant is used as an herb to flavor food, especially, chicken and seafood. It is also, added to teas and desserts.
Other Uses: Good for the container garden.
More Info: Not native to Minnesota. Native to the Midwest and the south.
Other Names: Lemon Beebalm, Horsemint, Lemonmint