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Monarda punctata

spotted bee balm, horsemint

Spotted bee-balm stands out with its unique flowers, with tiers of tan, dark-spotted petals surrounded by green and pink bracts. This species supports a variety of native bees and butterflies, and thrives in dry, rocky soils where it will self-sew readily.

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Height: 24-36 in
Spread: 12-24 in
Hardiness Zone: 3-9


Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Dry
Average
Ecoregion
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
Ornamental Interest
Fall Bloom
Summer Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Host Plant
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Attracts Songbirds
Attracts Bees
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Urban Environment
Additional Attributes
Fragrant
Low Maintenance
Edible


North American Distribution


spotted bee balm - Monarda punctata from Native Plant Trust
spotted bee balm - Monarda punctata from Native Plant Trust
spotted bee balm - Monarda punctata from Native Plant Trust