Monarda citriodora, Lemon Beebalm


Historical Uses:

The Hopi were reported to use boiled M, citriodora as an herbal flavor only when preparing hares. Monarda species were often also used as perfumes.


M. citriodora is very popular with bee and butterflies. It also blooms in late spring. They also do very well in pots. Like other Monarda species and many within the mint family (Lamiaceae), the leaves are aromatic.


  • Listing ID: 1174
  • Duration: Annual
  • Soil Moisture: 1-5 (dry to wet): 2-3
  • Stratification: No stratification required
  • Bloom Time: May-June
  • Family: Lamiaceae (Mint)
  • Sunlight Exposure: Partial shade to full sun
  • Latin Name: Monarda citriodora
  • Common Name: Lemon Beebalm, Lemon Horsemint
  • Eco-Region: 251