This beautiful native plant was first introduced to me by my mother-in-law who just so happens to be a master gardener. Her yard is what dreams are made of. Let’s start by saying not only does this plant look so lovely in your garden, it smells divine, but it also attracts a myriad of pollinators, has edible flowers, and self-seeds.
Sometimes called spotted beebalm it blooms long stems of vertical flowers in light purple (fade to white) with tiny spots. If watered continually, it will bloom from summer to late October. Works well as a cut flower or filler flower in bouquets. Prepare to have a garden full of blooms, hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies once this plant reaches maturity.
SEED COUNT: ≈ 250 seeds
Planting Instructions: It is recommended to start these seeds indoors 7-9 weeks before the last frost and transplant. However direct seeding can happen after the danger of frost has passed. Rake thinly into the soil barely cover the seed. Thin out once true leaves have appeared.
Sun: Full Sun-Part Shade Germination (days till sprouts appear): 10-14 days Life Cycle: Annual Days to maturity: 110-120 days Spacing: 12-18” Height: 30-38”
Note: I personally love a self-seeder, because that means next year's crop will be that much bigger. However, let me warn you, as you carry these freshly cut flowers across your yard, be careful not to spread seed where you don’t want it popping up. It loves to volunteer itself to nearby beds.