This easy-to-grow perennial mint family member, also called Bergamot or Horsemint, produces large attractive fragrant lavender blossoms that the bees and butterflies adore and the deer won’t eat. An excellent companion plant and treasured medicinal. Blooms July-September.
Start indoors in early spring for flowers the first year, or direct seed into garden after danger of frost is gone for flowers in Year 2. Sow onto soil surface and tamp down. Thin to about 1-ft apart. Like other mint family members, can colonize an area over time; consider containing. Benefits from division every three years or so.