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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)

Category:

Herbs

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Aromatic

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Leathery-Textured

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

Regional

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

Tucson, Arizona

El Sobrante, California

New Castle, Delaware

San Antonio, Texas

Woodbridge, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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.