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Lambada Bee Balm Seeds

Lambada Bee Balm Seeds

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Bee balm, also known as monarda, is covered with unique, lavender-pink flower clusters that attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees to the garden. Use the edible petals to replace oregano in savory dishes, steep into tea, bake into breads, add to a fruit salad, or float in punch. We chose this variety because it is more tolerant to dry soil conditions than other varieties of bee balm. Plants bloom quickly for a splash of summer and fall color. The lovely petals are edible with a lemon-mint-oregano flavor. Pretty in a mixed bouquet of cut flowers and in wildflower gardens. 'Lambada' is considered a tender perennial, although it does not reliably overwinter; best grown as an annual.

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  • Variety Info
  • Sowing Info

Variety Info

Family: Lamiaceae

Native: Unknown

Hardiness: Annual

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Bloom Period: Summer

Plant Dimensions: 24"–36", 8"–12" wide; wider if perennial in following years.

Variety Info: Lavender flowers in 2"–2 ½" whorls; individual flowers up to 1"

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Butterflies, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 14–21 days

Seed Depth: Surface to 1/16"

Seed Spacing: A group of 5 seeds every 12"

Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 12"