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.
$2.49 50 mg

Botanical Name: Monarda sp.

Family: Lamiaceae

Native: Unknown

Hardiness: Annual

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

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

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Bloom Period: Summer

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant

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"

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Lambada Bee Balm Seeds Reviews

4 reviews
What a fun flower!!
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jul 25, 2018
Totally unexpected, this flower grows on a tall sturdy green stem with lots of leaves - after you find the first flower, another flower grows straight up and out of the first, and then the second, and then the third! The bees love it - it's so cute - I cut them and added to my wild/wonderful bouquets.
Kristin Thompson

Love these!
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jul 16, 2019
So happy to have these seeds in my collection! Quick movers and love their unique flowers!
Triniti

Outstanding
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In zone 8b, they bloomed last year, stayed evergreen all winter and started blooming again in early spring. As summer approaches they are still going strong!
Wendy B

Fantastic Grower
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jul 13, 2020
This plant has exceeded my expectations. I started this indoors as per the packet and transplanted outdoors in May. The seeds germinated well, and within just this 1st growing season it is already at least 1-2 ft tall with a bunch of blooms. It has done very well in spreading and taking up space in my new xeric front yard. Wish I could share photos.
Erika H.

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