Lemon mint is part of the Monarda genus and its scientific name is Monarda citriodora.
Can be used to make tea. Has lemon scented leaves.1
This variety typically blooms in the following colours: Lavender (floral) and Baby pink and White. The mature flowers are of a single form. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as Shamrock green
Lemon mint grows as an annual and is a flowering herb / flower. Being an annual plant, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year.
Lemon mint normally grows with a forb habit to a mature height of 76.0 cm (that's 2.47 feet imperial). Expect blooming to occur in late spring.
Try planting Lemon mint if you'd like to attract butterflies, bees and birds to your garden.
United States is believed to be where Lemon mint originates from.
Lemon mint is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.
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Plant in a location that enjoys full sun / partial sun and remember to water often. Zone 2 to 11 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Keep in mind when planting that Lemon mint is thought of as tender, so it is really important to ensure that the outside temperature is well above freezing before planting or moving outdoors.
See our list of companion Plants for Lemon mint to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.
These estimates for how long Lemon mint takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.
Average 8 days | Min 6 days | Max 24 days (4)
Average days | Min days | Max days (0)
Average 91 days | Min 91 days | Max 91 days (1)
Has been used as a remedy for bee stings.1
Genus name honors Nicholas Monardes, who was a 16th century Spanish physician from Seville. The Latin “citriodora” comes means having a citrus aroma.1
Purple horse mint, Lemon beebalm, Lemon bee balm, Lemon bergamot, lemon mint
Monarda citriodora subsp. citriodora