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Lemon Mint (Monarda citriodora)

$ 3.25
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Size: Packet

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Also known as "Horsemint," this native annual has aromatic foliage making it deer resistant. Citridora is used as a natural insect repellent, and when it is plentiful you can grab a handful of leaves and rub them on your skin to keep the bugs away. Native Americans incorporated the use of Lemon Mint leaves for edible greens, seasoning, and as an aromatic tea. Allow it to re-seed itself before mowing.

Bees and butterflies are especially attracted to this pretty plant. It often occurs in large masses. Lemon mint is very easy to grow and often forms large colonies. It can become aggressive if given optimum growing conditions. It is susceptible to powdery mildew. 

     

    AT A GLANCE

    Texas native Yes
    Water use Low
    Sun exposure Full sun to part sun
    Bloom time Spring, summer
    Mature height 1-3 ft
    Attracts Butterflies, hummingbirds

     

    AT A GLANCE

    Texas native Yes
    Water use Low
    Sun exposure Full sun to part sun
    Bloom color Orange
    Bloom time Spring, summer
    Mature height 1-2.5 ft
    Mature spread 1-2 ft
    Attracts Butterflies, hummingbirds
    Deer resistant Yes
    Deer resistant Yes Poisonous Roots, sap. Toxic only if eaten in large quantities. Notes Bumble, honey and native bee friendly. Attracts beneficial insects.
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