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Lemon mint     

Monarda citriodora

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 colour. 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.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Lemon mint have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Lemon mint

  • Full Sun

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  • Partial Sun

  • High

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.

Growing Lemon mint from seed

Transplanting Lemon mint

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Lemon mint is a tender plant.

Common Lemon mint problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Lemon mint plants:

Lemon mint Etymology

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

Other names for Lemon mint

Purple horse mint, Lemon beebalm, Lemon bee balm, Lemon bergamot, lemon mint

Monarda citriodora subsp. citriodora

Lemon mint care instructions

How long does Lemon mint take to grow?

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