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




Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


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Bloom Color:



Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer



Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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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


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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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".