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PlantFiles: Hybrid Beebalm, Horsemint, Bee Balm
Monarda 'Lambada'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Monarda (mo-NAR-da) (Info)
Cultivar: Lambada

Synonym:Monarda hybrida
Synonym:Monarda citriodora

22 members have or want this plant for trade.


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
From seed; direct sow after last frost

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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive PlantFanatic56 On Feb 24, 2007, PlantFanatic56 from Bridger, MT wrote:

I have had success with this plant here in southern Montana, I have found it growing in the wild, and I grow it in my garden. It is seperated easily into multiple plants that will grow and spread quickly. I grow a genetic strain of lemon mint that produces bright red flowers instead of purple. This red lemon mint was collected from northern Montana. The plants I observed in the wild had purple flowers. If anyone would some of these plants with red flowers feel free to contact my account and we might be able to trade, depending on the time of year and the plants growing season.

Positive daigu On Jun 17, 2005, daigu from San Anselmo, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Beautiful wild flower in Central Texas that blooms around late May to early June, this year it coincided with Indian Blanket, a lovely combination. Reseeds copiously and the blooms are long lasting. Contrary to the water note in the database, Horsemints are blooming all around the pasture where I live and have had no water in weeks. The plants in my garden are watered every 4 or 5 days, but the soil is not "kept moist".


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

Wedowee, Alabama
Jacksonville, Florida
Orlando, Florida
Tallahassee, Florida
Welaka, Florida
Edinburg, Illinois
Olive Branch, Illinois
Bridger, Montana
Loretto, Tennessee
Arlington, Texas
Brazoria, Texas
Dallas, Texas
Desoto, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Spicewood, Texas
Radford, Virginia
Wytheville, Virginia
Camano Island, Washington
Kalama, Washington

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