MONARDA citriodora (Lemon Mint)

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Monarda citriodora is a species of flowering plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae, that is native to much of the United States and Mexico. Common names include ‘Lemon beebalm’, ‘Lemon Mint’ and ‘Purple Horsemint’. When crushed, the leaves emit an odor reminiscent of lemons. The essential oil of lemon beebalm...
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Monarda citriodora is a species of flowering plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae, that is native to much of the United States and Mexico. Common names include ‘Lemon beebalm’, ‘Lemon Mint’ and ‘Purple Horsemint’. When crushed, the leaves emit an odor reminiscent of lemons. The essential oil of lemon beebalm contains citronellol, which makes it useful as an insect repellent. Some people use lemon beebalm as an addition to salads and teas.

Number of Seeds Max Coverage Area (Square Ft.)
0.5OZ 37,500 500
1OZ 75,000 1,000
1/4LB 300,000 4,000
1/2LB 600,000 8,000
1LB 1,200,000 16,000
5LB 6,000,000 80,000

Scientific Name: Monarda Citriodora

Common Name: Lemon Mint

Plant Type: Annual 

Family: Lamiaceae

Native Range: Central and Southern United States, Northern Mexico 

Height: 12-30 "

Spread: 9-12 "

Habitat: Limestone barrens and slopes, Prairies, Savannahs and roadsides in Texas

Zone: USDA Hardiness 5 to 9

Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

Blooming Season: Late Spring, Early Summer/Late Summer 

Attracts: Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Bees 

Resistant: Deer, Drought 

Flower Color: Lavender to Pink-white 

Moisture: Dry to medium 

Water Requirement: Water it regularly and don’t overwater the soil 

Soil Type: Clay, Loam and Sandy 

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral, Basic (Alkaline)

Advantage: Can grow easily and Low maintenance 

Uses: An essential oil in the leaves contains a phenol and a citrus (used as an insect repellent and in perfumery)

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