Monarda citriodora Lemon Horsemint Lemon Beebalm Plains Horsemint Seed
(mo-NAR-duh  sit-ree-oh-DOR-uh)
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Monarda citriodora Lemon Beebalm, Lemon Horsemint, Plains Horsemint photo by cj Habitat Bloom Period Color Height inches Moisture Plant Spacing Lifespan
Monarda citriodora Lemon Horsemint Plains Horsemint picture sun to light shade late spring -
summer
White to Lavender 12 to 30 inches Dry to Average 12 to 24 inches Annual
Biennial 

Monarda citriodora Lemon Horsemint Lemon Beebalm Plains Horsemint flower pictureFor other flowers visit the wildflower seed list , to order copy the orderform or 
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Monarda citriodora seed
Lemon Mint, Lemon Beebalm seed

approximate
number of seeds

approx. coverage
in square feet
1 packet -  $2.50 + shipping 150 40
1 ounce -  $6.00    50,000 500 to 1,000
1 pound -$29.00    800,000 8,000 to 16,000

      Monarda citriodora has several common names including Lemon Beebalm, lemon horsemint, plains horsemint, lemon bee balm, lemon bergamot, and Purple Horse Mint.  Native Lemon Horsemint grows in full sun to partial shade and prefers a sandy soil Lemon mint is a long flowering annual wildflower with fragrant, curved, tubular flowers in purple to pink; attractive to bees and hummingbirds.  It has the scent of lemon, blooms from May to July and is excellent as a bedding plant or in the butterfly garden or hummingbird garden. The leaves can be brewed for tea and, when crushed, can make a insect repellent.  Monarda citriodora is an attractive flower, native to the US, irresistible to hummingbirds.  Lemon Mint is excellent for cutting, it's small petals are white or lavender often dotted with purple and very aromatic with a pleasant, citrus aroma when the leaves are crushed.  

     Monarda citriodora lemon Horsemint grows wild in the rocky upland prairies and pastures of the southeastern tallgrass region.  Monarda citriodora occurs on limestone glades, bald knobs, and rocky prairies in Missouri and ranges from Texas and Mexico North to Missouri and Kansas; it has been introduced and grows wild over a large portion of the US.  (see the map below)  

Monarda citriodora is known by a number of common names including Horsemint, Lemon beebalm, Lemon-mint, Plains horsemint, Purple horsemint.  Lemon Beebalm is a 1 to 2 ft. tall aromatic winter annual with unusual tuft-like lavender to pink whorled flower heads. Each whorl in the elongated spike is subtended by whitish or lavender leaf-like bracts. Several stems grow from the base and are lined with pairs of lance-shaped leaves.

Lemon Beebalm is very easy to grow and often forms large colonies. Bees and butterflies are attracted to this plant. 
Lamiaceae (Mint Family)
Synonyms: Monarda citriodora ssp. citriodora var. citriodora, Mondarda dispersa

Monarda citriodora Lemon Beebalm is found growing in sandy loam to rocky soils including clay Loam, medium Loam, sandy Loam, & sandy clay
Bees and butterflies are especially attracted to this pretty plant. Monarda citriodora Lemon Beebalm often occurs in large masses. Lemon mint is very easy to grow and often forms large colonies. It can become aggressive if given optimum growing conditions and is susceptible to powdery mildew.

Use Ornamental: Wildflower meadow, Long-blooming, Shortgrass meadow, Easily grown, Blooms ornamental Aromatic
Use Wildlife: Bees and butterflies are attracted to this plant. Butterflies, Bees, & other insects feed on Lemon Mints nectar.

    This map shows areas where native Monarda citriodora lemon horsemint wild flower plants grow wild but it can be planted and will grow over most of the Midwest and Eastern US.  Plant seeds in late fall through early spring for flowers in summer.  Mint family (Lamiacceae)

Monarda citriodora
Lemon Horsemint

Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Mississippi
Missouri
Nebraska
New Mexico
Oklahoma
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

State Distributional Map for MOCI

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seed orders up to  $20.00    =    $3.00 shipping
$20.01 - $50.00    =    $4.00 shipping
$50.01-$100.00    =    $5.00 shipping

over $100.00    =    5 % of subtotal

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Monarda citriodora Lemon Beebalm, Lemon Horsemint, Plains Horsemint Plant distribution map complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
  (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4
490 USA.