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Lemon Beebalm

Lemon Beebalm
Lemon Beebalm

Jaime Gonzalez

Monarda citriodora

Alternate Names: Horsemint, Purple horesemint

Family: (Lamiaceae) Mint

Habitat: Moist prairies

Height: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Period: May - July

Description: Fragrant annual, with a distinctive lemon-like scent. If it receives enough moisture, a plant will bloom throughout the summer.

The Wildlife Connection: Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

Propagation Tips: Forms large masses. May be transplanted. Grows easily from seed. Allow seed heads to become dry and brown before collecting seeds. Plants must be allowed to reseed in order to have plants the following year.