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Monarda punctata

Also called Horsemint


Monarda punctata - Spotted Bee Balm - Karan A. Rawlins, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org

More About Monarda punctata

  • AKA Monarda punctata ssp. villicaulis
  • Pale yellow flowers, with purple spots, rest on narrow, pink bracts
  • Tiered flowers are just above foliage
  • Hairy, mid-green, toothed, lance-shaped leaves, 10 cm long
  • Foliage has an oregeno scent when crushed
  • Loose, clumping habit
  • Drought and salt tolerant
  • Bloom Time: June to July

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

3

Height:

40-60 cm

Spread:

20-30 cm

Colour:

Yellow
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Spotted Bee Balm Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best grown in full sun and dry, sandy soils. It has a greater tolerance to sun and drought than other monarda. Will reproduce by self-seeding.


Monarda punctata Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Roadside planting