Lemon Mint is Great for Pollinators!
A native to the North American Plains, this wonderfully aromatic mint will attract hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and other pollinators. Use the flowers and leaves in teas or sachets. Plant in full sun or part shade and keep moist. Tall stalks with clusters of lavender tubular flowers are an excellent addition to a butterfly garden. Crush the leaves for a citrus aroma and a natural insect repellent. Start indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost. Plant outdoors 12-24″ apart in full sun or part shade and keep moist. Germination: 10-20 days. Use the flowers and leaves in teas or sachets.
Climate: Sun/Part Sun-Avg/Moist
Rate: 1 oz./350 sq.ft.
Bloom time: Late Spring – Summer
Zone: 3 – 10