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 3-9. Plants grow up to 36″-48″ tall, about 18″-24″ wide, and produce flowers that bloom from summer to fall. prefers full to partial sun exposure. Attracts pollinators and is deer resistant. Botanical Interests’® Jazzy Mix Microgreens Seeds have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
This packet sows up to 102 feet.
Outdoors: Sow 2-4 weeks before your average last frost date or in late summer to fall.
Indoors: Sow 8-10 weeks before your average last frost date.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.