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Plant Details

Monarda citriodora

Lemon Beebalm, Purple Horsemint, Lemon Mint, Plains Horsemint, Lemon Horsemint, Horsemint, Purple Lemon Mint

Scientific Name:

Monarda citriodora

Genus:

Monarda

Species Epithet:

citriodora

Common Name:

Lemon Beebalm, Purple Horsemint, Lemon Mint, Plains Horsemint, Lemon Horsemint, Horsemint, Purple Lemon Mint

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Annual (Herbs Only)

Plant Family

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Native/Alien:

US Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Pink, Purple

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

May, June, July

Habitat Description:

Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannas, Hillsides, Slopes. If watered, horsemint will continue flowering through the end of summer and even into September and early October.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Annual (Herbs Only)

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

(*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

(*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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