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PlantFiles: Bartlett's Beebalm, Bartlett's Monarda
Monarda bartlettii

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Monarda (mo-NAR-da) (Info)
Species: bartlettii (bart-LET-ee-eye) (Info)

4 members have or want this plant for trade.


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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By htop
Thumbnail #1 of Monarda bartlettii by htop

By tucsonjill
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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive htop On Mar 29, 2007, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Bartlett's Beebalm, Barlett's Monarda (Monarda bartlettii) is a native to Taulipas, Mexico. It has very large rosy-purple or magenta blooms. The leaves are oregano-scented. It performs best with morning sun and afternoon shade in average soil that has good drainage. It tolerates high heat well. The young leaves are lightly hairy. As they age, they become leathery and have a semi-glossy surface. It is resistant to powdery mildew.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tucson, Arizona
El Sobrante, California
New Castle, Delaware
San Antonio, Texas
Woodbridge, Virginia

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