Monarda citriodora

Monarda citriodora

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Description

Please Note: These plants are annuals.

Photo credit:  Clarence A. Rechenthin @ USDA-NRCS.jpg

Soil: Mesic (Medium) to Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full to Part
Height: 1′-3′
Color: Pink to lavender
Blooms: June-July
Flowers:  Flowers are numerous and are whorled around this plant’s square stems.
Leaves:

Suggested Uses:

This showy annual attracts pollinating bees and butterflies. As a result of its numerous tubular flowers, it is attractive to hummingbirds as well! This one has lemon scented foliage when crushed! Useful in the garden in Minnesota to attract butterflies.

Interesting Facts

Medicinal Uses:
Food Uses: This plant is used as an herb to flavor food, especially, chicken and seafood. It is also, added to teas and desserts.
Other Uses:  Good for the container garden.
More Info:  Not native to Minnesota. Native to the Midwest and  the south.
Folklore:
Name:
Other Names: Lemon Beebalm, Horsemint, Lemonmint

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Weight 1 lbs
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