Lemon Mint

CHARACTERISTICS
Botanical Name Monarda citriodora
Life Cycle Annual
Environment Full Sun
Preferred Sites Upland/Grassland
Bloom Period May-July
Flower Color Purple
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Description

Growing up to 3 foot tall, this member of the mint family has beautiful purple flowers that bloom from May-July. Lemon mint prefers to grow in dry soils with full sun to partial shade. It is found distributed across the southern half of the United States growing in upland prairie and grasslands. Highly utilized by pollinators and humming birds who are attracted to its fragrant flowers. An easy annual species to grow, it will reseed itself and can form large colonies if allowed.

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