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Attracts bees, birds and butterflies, and makes sensational tea. This is a lemon-flavored variety, also an heirloom. Superb tea plant with striking pink-purple flowers that make soothing tea or an enchanting, fragrant cottage-garden bouquet. Because seeds are sown very shallowly, take care to keep moist until sprouts appear. Cut plants back after flowering to encourage re-blooming. Rhizomes will spread, giving you free plants you can divide every few years. Perennial. Photo courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed.

  • Days to germinate: 7-14
  • Days to maturity: Begins blooming in early summer through late summer
  • Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost. Sow 1/8” deep in sterile planting medium
  • Transplant spacing: 12-15”
  • Sow outdoors when temperatures reach 40º
  • Seed spacing: 12”
  • Seed depth: 1/8”
  • Produce size: 1” flowers, 3-6” leaves
  • Yield: Depends upon length of growing season
  • Mature plant height: 24-48”
  • Suitable for container growing: No
  • Year of discovery: Unknown; native to eastern North America

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