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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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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.
The daisy-like flowers and height - they can grow to 150cm (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.
The daisy-like flowers and height (they can grow to 150cm (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.
Monarda didyma with fragrant mint-like leaves and red hooded flowers must have moisture but also loves sun.
Lavender can be grown on its own or with many other plant groups like roses and herbaceous perennials such as rubeckia, echinacea, phlox, helianthhus, monarda and summer flowering bulbs like galtonia.