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Monarda

Monarda citriodora
Horsemint, Beebalm, Wild Bergamot
2

3 feet
2

3 feet
Southern U.S. and Mexico
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Low
  • Flowering
  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Hummingbirds

About This Plant

Sun. A tough, coarse annual wildflower with minty gray-green leaves. Common in fields and along Texas roadsides, its pink pom-poms are a standout in early summer when other wildflowers are going to seed.

In the landscape, treat beebalm like a wildflower; it needs no special care but appreciates some spring moisture for a good bloom. Give it room and sufficient air circulation to alleviate mildew.

The leaves have been used for a variety of respiratory ailments and even as a perfume.

Maintenance

Sow seed in fall or spring on bare soil. Allow the seedheads to brown before cutting back in summer.

Features

Plant Type:
Wildflowers
Size:
2-3' H, 2-3' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Thin
Wildlife:
Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Pink, Purple, White
Bloom Time:
May, June, July
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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