Monarda bradburiana Eastern Beebalm Horsemint Seeds and Plants
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Easyliving Native Perennial Wildflowers Seeds and Potted Plants
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Monarda bradburiana picture, Monarda rusiseliana picture Eastern beebalm Horsemint

  Habitat Bloom Period Color Height Inches Moisture Plant Spacing Lifespan
Monarda bradburiana picture, Eastern Bee Balm, Horsemint Picture Monarda bradburiana Eastern Beebalm Horsemint Flower Photo Sun to 
part Shade
April - June Lavender 18 Inches Average 
to Dry
12 to 24

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Monarda bradburiana
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Monarda bradburiana is commonly known as Horsemint or Eastern Beebalm.   Eastern Bee Balm is a pleasantly scented member of the mint family growing only 18 inches tall with light lavender to white flowers with purple spots on the petals.  Native Eastern Beebalm leaves are aromatic and minty when crushed.   They can be used to make a fragrant herbal tea, 3 to 4 dried or fresh leaves are placed in a cup of boiling water with honey.  Eastern Beebalm will be an attractive addition to your butterfly garden.  Monarda bradburiana blooms earlier than other native Monardas. 

Monarda bradburnia Eastern Beebalm seeds are very small, no pretreatment is needed for germination. 

Native Monarda bradburiana (Horsemint or Eastern Beebalm) plants occur naturally in open and dry rocky woods, roadsides, and borders of glades from Alabama to Texas north to Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Kansas.  Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

The map below shows areas where native Monarda bradburiana wild flower plants grow wild but it can be planted and will grow over most of the Midwest and eastern US.  USDA plant hardiness zones 4 to 8. 

Monarda bradburiana
Eastern Beebalm



State Distributional Map for MOBR2

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Native Monarda bradburiana, Monarda russeliana Eastern Beebalm, wild Horsemint plant distribution map complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
  ( National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.













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Native Monarda bradburnia Eastern Beebalm, grows best in dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Tolerates somewhat poor soils and some drought. Plants need good air circulation. Eastern Beebalm tends to self-seed, deadhead flowers to prevent spread and prolong summer bloom. Powdery mildew can be a significant problem with the monardas, particularly in crowded gardens with poor air circulation. This species has mildew resistance, however. Rust can also be a problem.

Monarda bradburnia plants can be used to provide color and contrast in the perennial border and in more informal plantings.  It is also used in herb gardens, wild gardens, native plant gardens, meadows and naturalized areas. 

Monarda bradburnia Eastern Beebalm is a perennial wildflower of dryish, acidic soils in open, rocky woods and glade margins from Iowa to Texas. Monarda bradburnia Eastern Beebalm is a clump-forming member of the mint family normally growing 18 to 24 inches tall. Eastern Beebalm has tubular, two-lipped, pinkish to whitish, purple-spotted flowers appear in dense, globular, solitary, terminal heads atop square stems. Each flower head i rests upon a whorl of showy, purplish-tinged, leafy bracts. Flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies. The toothed, aromatic, oblong, grayish-green leaves (to 4") may be used in teas. Eastern Beebalm has a long summer bloom period. Some references assert that this separate species is synonymous with Monarda russeliana.