Monarda citriodora Lemon Horsemint Lemon Beebalm Plains Horsemint Seed
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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|
|sun to light shade||late spring -
|White to Lavender||12 to 30 inches||Dry to Average||12 to 24 inches||Annual
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Lemon Mint, Lemon Beebalm seed
in square feet
|1 packet - $2.50 + shipping||150||40|
|1 ounce - $7.00||50,000||500 to 1,000|
|1 pound -$42.00||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.
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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 70874-4490 USA.