5621 W 31st Street Cicero IL 60804
SEEDS + BULBS
BIRDS + BEES
EATS + DRINKS
BATH + BODY
FUN + GAMES
CLASSES + EVENTS
WHO WE ARE
Native to U.S. prairies, this heirloom is also known as monarda, horsemint, wild bee balm, and Oswego tea (because of its use by Native Americans).
Its complex flavor is a combination of oregano, thyme, and mint; a unique seasoning for jellies, salads, and other savory dishes.
The showy, pinkish-lavender flowers bloom all summer to the delight of bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies, the wood nymph butterfly in particular.
Adaptable to short periods of drought and poor soils and resistant to mildew. Perennial in USDA zones 3 to 9. Deer resistant.
This packet sows up to 102 feet.