Lemon Mint

​檸檬香蜂草

(Monarda citriodora)

Growing Facts

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Year-round growing season

 

At least 6 hours of sunlight daily 

Moderate amount of water

Lemon mint requires constantly moist soil, make sure it never dries out

Keep lemon mint well watered but not to the point that the soil is soggy 

 

 Plant in a 15-18 inches container, and divide the plants to discourage them from being root-bound. Root-bound is when plants whose roots are 'bound' by some kind of barrier

Plant 1/4-1/2 inches deep spaced 18 inches apart

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Fun Facts
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In Western culture, the dried boiled leaves were used as the famous 'Melissa Tea' to cure colds
Lemon Mint's genus consists of Melissa (Greek for honey bee) because it can be used as a source of sugar to attract bees to make honey
Lemon Mint can be used as an insect repellent 
People have used Lemon Mint to reduce fevers, and treat throats and headaches