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Plant Information

Scientific Name: Monarda citriodora
Alternative Names: Lemon Mint

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Monarda citriodora
Monarda citriodora
Monarda citriodora
Monarda citriodora


  • Annual
  • Lanceolate leaves and whorls of white or pink/purple dotted flowers.
  • Half hardy.
  • Light, dry alkaline soil.
  • Full sun.
  • Drought tolerant
  • Attract butterflies and hummingbirds

Culinary Uses

  • Aromatic herb with a lemon-like aroma
  • Add flower petals and chopped leaves to salads, fruit cups and fruit drinks.
  • Add to pork and game dishes
  • Freeze chopped/ or single flowers in ice cubes
  • Make a tea

Parts Used

  • Flowers and leaves

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Leaves contain citronellol - effective insect repellent when rubbed on the skin

Other Uses

  • Cosmetic: Facial steam. Aromatherapy
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