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Monarda punctata

Monarda punctata

Bee Balm - Spotted

Horsemint or Spotted Bee Balm is a native which flourishes in sandy or well drained sites.  The tubular creamy pink flowers are spotted with purple, but their pinkish green lanceolate bracts are really the attention grabbers.  The circular flower clusters extend up the purplish stems for an extended time in July and August, providing important food for butterflies, pollinators and hummingbirds.  The leaves are narrow and fragrant when touched.  Monarda punctata gets the common name Horsemint because it used to be used as medicine for horses.

Height

24 Inches

Spread

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Lavender/Purple

USDA Hardiness Zone

4
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Fragrant - Foliage
Native
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Bloom Time
Summer
Exposure
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Pollinators
Tolerance
Black Walnut Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
Companion Plants to Monarda punctata
Little Bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation'
Little Bluestem
Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa
Butterfly Weed
Blue Grama Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition'
Blue Grama
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