Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Lemon Horsemint

Monarda citriodora
Plant Type: Annuals
Native Environment: Prairie
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Pink / Rose
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Nectar
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

18 to
30
inches

Spread:

8 to
16
inches
Size
Height: 18 to
30
inches
Spread: 8 to
16
inches
Size
Height: 18 to
30
inches
Spread: 8 to
16
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Great for fragrance and to mix with perennials for additional color.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grows well in sunny, dry areas. Will self sow in open areas.
Special Features
Special Usage
Fragrant
Basic Description

This annual plant has candelabra-like white to pinkish-lavender flowerheads in late spring to mid-summer. Leaves are broad at the base of the plants and often in circles (whorls) higher up on the stem. Stems are square in cross section, typical of the mint family. Leaves and stems exude a pleasant citrus-mint fragrance.

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