Plains Lemon Monarda
Monarda pectinata

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Monarda (mo-NAR-da) (Info)
Species: pectinata (pek-tin-AY-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Flagstaff, Arizona

Merced, California

Kathleen, Florida

Barbourville, Kentucky

Austin, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 4, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Easily grown in ordinary garden soil so long as it is not too dry. It is tolerant of most soil conditions. It requires full sun. It cannot tolerate standing wet conditions. Leaves can be used to make tea. This plant is also an analgesic and an antiseptic.