Bergamot Lemon Bee Balm
Bergamot Lemon Mint Herb Seeds
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Bergamot Lemon Mint Herb Seeds


  • Attracts beneficial bees and insects.
  • Purple, lavender-like flowers.
  • Lemon scented aroma.
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Bergamot Lemon Mint Herb Seeds

Botanical Name: Monarda citrodora

Syn. Lemon Bee balm

Bergamot is an aromatic herb, native to the USA which grows naturally in deciduous forests. It is grown for its pretty mauve flowers, for use in herb teas and for dried flower arrangements. It is attractive to butterflies, beneficial insects and bees. Although a member of the mint family it forms clumps rather than runs. It does best in cooler climates and will go dormant in winter. Grow it in full sun with a moist, fertile soil. In subtropical areas it will prefer light shade but may be relatively short-lived as it dislikes humidity. Sow spring; autumn in frost-free areas only.

Plant Type: Hardy, cool season annual; avoid sowing during hot weather.

Plant Height: 60 cm

Sow When:

  • Temperate: September – April
  • Subtropical: April – September
  • Tropical: April – September
  • Arid: April – September
  • Cool: October – March

Germination: Germinate bests at 16 – 21°C soil temp.

Depth: 3 mm deep

Position: Part or Full Sun.

Sow Where: Raise seedlings.

Soil Type: Fertile, well-drained, moist soil.

Spacing: 30 cm apart

Harvest: 120 days.

Additional information

Weight 0.1 kg

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Product Specifications

  • Botanical name: Monarda citriodora.
  • Non-GMO.
  • Open-pollinated.
  • No chemical treatment.
  • Seeds per gram: Approx. 2000.
  • We do not ship to Tasmania due to quarantine restrictions.