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Monarda citriodora /Lemon Horsemint

Monarda citriodora  / Monarda citriodora
Natural stand of lemon horsemint along a road
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Natural stand of lemon horsemint along a road

Lenon horsemint and coroepsis in a naturalistic planting

Close-up of flowers

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Scientific Name: Monarda citriodora
Common Name: Lemon Horsemint
Leaf Type: None
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White, Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: Lemon horsemint, also known as purple horsemint, is a long flowering annual wildflower with fragrant, curved, tubular flowers in white to pink to purple. It is attractive to bees and hummingbirds Can grow under rather dry conditions and is used in rock gardens. Once established, it easily reseeds itself.