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Plant ID Please

Discussion in 'Flowers & Roses' started by TwoCrows, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. Jul 21, 2015
    TwoCrows

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    Ok all you flower experts! Can you ID this plant for me?

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    It is about the same size or a bit taller than a snapdragon. (one is growing on the right of this plant) This plant has similar leaves as a snapdragon. I am not sure if this plant is a wild flower or not. Every spring I sprinkle wild flower seeds all around this area but I have never in all these years seen this plant. And it is the only one growing at this time. See the "tiers" it is growing? It just keeps getting taller and taller!

    What is it? Thanks! :)
     
  2. Jul 21, 2015
    PhilaGardener

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    I'm going to guess Monarda citriodora, Purple Horse Mint. Great looking plant!
     
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    thistlebloom

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    Oh good job @PhilaGardener !
    I was suspecting something in the monarda direction too because of the blooms.
    Is it as fragrant as Monarda didyma TwoCrows?
    One of my favorite flowers.:)
     
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    TwoCrows

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    Thanks so much guys!!! I googled the Horse Mint and found this that seems to match fairly close to what this plant might be in the Burpee Seed Catalog. Bergamo Monarda....
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    Oddly enough it has no smell!! Disappointing but I am enjoying this plant greatly. It is a perennial so I am praying it comes back next year!!

    Thanks a bunch guys!!! :)
     
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    TwoCrows

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    Ok guys....I stand corrected....there is the SLIGHTEST hint of smell to this flower. It has a lemony smell to it. Not knowing it was a bee balm, I didn't recognize the smell as even having fragrance. But it does, just very faint.

    Thanks again!! -)
     
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    PhilaGardener

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    It looks great in that mixed border! Note that the species name means "citrus-smelling" (citriodora). :thumbsup
     
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    Pulsegleaner

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    I wound up getting a plant of this this year as well from a nursery (marked as "Lemon mint")

    Took me a little while to work out what everyone here was saying since, to me, horsemint is Mentha longifolia
     
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    TwoCrows

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    I did some reading about Lemon Beebalm and it does like to grow in this area. I am really hoping it becomes a permanent plant and knowing how well this one is growing, I may plant some next year in this area.

    Thanks again everyone!! :)
     

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