Vigorous blooms add a wildflower look and spicy citrus scent to bouquets.
Towers of bright lavender 1 1/2-2″ blooms on straight and thin, yet sturdy stems. An unusual and easy-to-use cut flower. The blooms and leaves are edible, though the leaves are intensely spicy. Native to the U.S. Also known as lemon bee balm, purple horsemint, and lemon mint.
• Edible Flowers: Add petals to salads, sprinkle over mild fish, use in fruit salads, or to garnish desserts and drinks. Flavor is minty and spicy. Leaves are used to flavor salads, cooked foods, and tea.
• Attracts Beneficial Insects: Nectar plant for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
Bee Balm is great to start in your Tower Garden and then move to a container or soil garden when it matures. As a part of the mint family, it is a perennial and will return year after year.