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Lemon Mint/Purple Horse Mint|
Monarda citriodora (Lamiaceae)
A hardy annual or tender perennial native to the midwest and southern United States. A typical member of the Mint family with its distinctive square stems. Flowers are arranged in whorls stair-stepping up a single stem. Blooms are deep purple to lavender surrounded by colored bracts. Grows in various soil types and prefers full sunlight. Can tolerate very dry conditions. A stately plant excellent for cutting, grows well almost anywhere.
Average planting success with this species: 80%