Bee Balm, Lemon


in 2.5″ biodegradable pot

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Aka Lemon Mint, purple horsemint, lemon bergamot

Monarda citriodora

Hardy annual, sometimes biennial, often self-seeds. Native to central and southern US and northern Mexico. Summer bloomer with fragrant lavender to pink to white flowers that are stacked along the stem. Leaves have an attractive lemony aroma when rubbed. Recommended as a tasty tea plant. Attracts bees, hummingbirds & butterflies. Low maintenance, drought tolerant. Plants may form large colonies. Height 2-3’. Full sun to part shade.

Kartesz, J.T., The Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2023. Taxonomic Data Center. ( Chapel Hill, N.C. [maps generated from Kartesz, J.T. 2023. Floristic Synthesis of North America, Version 1.0. Biota of North America Program (BONAP). (in press)]