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mo·nar·da

 (mə-när′də)
n.
Any of various aromatic plants of the genus Monarda in the mint family, including horsemint, Oswego tea, and wild bergamot.

[New Latin Monarda, genus name, after Nicolas Monardes (1493-1588), Spanish botanist.]

monarda

(mɒˈnɑːdə)
n
(Plants) any mintlike North American plant of the genus Monarda: family Lamiaceae (labiates). See also horsemint2, bergamot4
[C19: from New Latin, named after N. Monardés (1493–1588), Spanish botanist]

mo•nar•da

(məˈnɑr də)

n., pl. -das.
any aromatic, erect plant belonging to the genus Monarda, of the mint family, native to North America, including horsemint and Oswego tea.
[1705–15; < New Latin, after N. Monardés (1493–1588), Spanish botanist; see -a2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monarda - any of various aromatic herbs of the genus Monardamonarda - any of various aromatic herbs of the genus Monarda
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Monarda - wild bergamot, horsemint, beebalm
bergamot mint, Monarda didyma, oswego tea, bee balm, beebalm - perennial aromatic herb of eastern North America having variously colored tubular flowers in dense showy heads
Monarda punctata, horsemint - tall erect perennial or annual having lanceolate leaves and heads of purple-spotted creamy flowers; many subspecies grown from eastern to southwestern United States and in Mexico
bee balm, beebalm, Monarda fistulosa - perennial herb of North America
horsemint, lemon mint, Monarda citriodora - an annual horsemint of central and western United States and northern Mexico
Monarda pectinata, plains lemon monarda - annual of southern United States
basil balm, Monarda clinopodia - perennial herb of North America (New York to Illinois and mountains of Alaska) having aromatic leaves and clusters of yellowish-pink balls
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As well as using tender exotics, Jimi adds in bright bursts of colour with neon pink and yellow dahlia Bright Eyes, orange cosmos, scarlet Monarda and a sprinkling of red salvias to create a joyful tapestry of textures, shapes and colours.
As well as using tender exotics, Jimi adds in some bright bursts of colour with neon pink and yellow Dahlia 'Bright Eyes', orange cosmos, rich scarlet Monarda and a sprinkling of red salvias to create a joyful tapestry of textures, shapes and colours.
Now, in glorious summer, those bees are nosing into roses and hyssop, monarda and mint, species planted just for them in the fantastical landscape of a farm where Rechelbacher's father changed the world.
To create a sizzling hot border, blend the red hot pokers of kniphofia with the bold round crimson of monarda Party Girl, interspersed with bold clumps of yellow daisy-like coreopsis Walcoreop.
Catto's garden boasts many, including aspen, columbine, Liatris, lupine, Monarda, Rocky Mountain penstemon, and a wild rose hedge.
Se examinaron las revisiones taxonomicas de los siguientes generos: Agastache (Lint y Epling, 1945; Sanders, 1987), Asterohyptis (Epling, 1932; Turner, 2011), Clinopodium (Epling y Jativa, 1964), Cunila (Garcia-Pena, 2008), Hedeoma (Epling y Stewart, 1939; Irving, 1968), Lepechinia (Epling, 1948), Monarda (McClintock y Epling, 1942; Turner, 1994b), Salvia subg.
Synopsis: In "Backyard", author Norman Draper peels back the placid, Miracle-Gro-soaked sod of gardening to reveal a culture of yucca fetishes, monarda mutilations, and herbivore-induced hissy fits.
Perennial flowers: achillea (yarrow), agastache (hyssop), black-eyed Susan, caryopteris (blue mist shrub), coreopsis, echinacea (coneflower), foxglove, hollyhock (single-flowered), lamb's ear, monarda (bee balm), ornamental alliums, penstemon, Russian sage, scabiosa
The daisy-like flowers and height (they can grow to 5ft tall) mean they work well towards the back of the border, attracting bees and butterflies and adding impact alongside globe thistle (Echinops) and monarda.
Plucky perennial Monarda, sometimes referred to as bergamot, is an invaluable hardy plant.
Summer: Astilbe, rose, monarda, crapemyrtle, cosmos, lily, dahlia, crocosmia, hydrangea and allium.