Home Prairie and Wetland Center
16245 South Hwy. 71
Belton, MO 64012
Tel: (816) 331-9738
Fax: (816) 331-9739

Monarda citriodora

Lemon Horsemint

Click here for print friendly version.
Monarda citriodora (Lemon Horsemint)

This plant is an annual, biennial, and perennial depending on the conditions. In late spring to mid-summer, it has candelabra-like white to pinkish-lavender flowerheads with leaves and stems that are broad at the base of the plant. A pleasant citrus-mint fragrance is exuded from the bruised stems and leaves.

Additional Information:


Height
24-36 Inches

spacer

Spread
-12 Inches

spacer

Bloom/Seasonal Color
Light Pink

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Pale Purple Coneflower (Echinacea pallida), Missouri Primrose (Oenothera macrocarpa), Prairie Dock (Silphium terebinthinaceum)

Characteristics & Attributes

Critter Resistance

Rabbit Resistant

Hydrologic Designation

UPL

Nature Attracting

Hummingbird
Butterfly

Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)

Soil Moisture

Average

Special Uses

Fragrant

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Host