Lemon Mint

CHARACTERISTICS
Plant Height 2-3 FT
Seed Count 1,000,000 Seeds per LB
Botanical Name Monarda citriodora
Life Cycle Annual
Environment Full Sun
Preferred Sites Upland/Grassland
Bloom Period May-July
Flower Color Purple
Pollinator Value Very Good
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Description

Lemon Mint

 

Lemon Mint is found distributed across the southern half of the United States growing in upland prairie and grasslands. Often called Beebalm, it is a member of the mint family has beautiful purple flowers that bloom from May-July.

 

  • Prefers to grow in dry, well-drained soils that may be rocky and sandy
  • Thrives in full sun to partial shade
  • 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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