Spotted Beebalm

Monarda punctata



Aromatic perennial with rosettes of pale yellowish, purple-spotted tubular flowers in terminal whorls. Large, showy white-purple bracts look like additional petals. Special value to bumble bees and honey bees. 1 to 3 feet tall. Blooms April through August. Sun and dry, sandy soils.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Horsemint, Spotted Horesemint
Plant Family:Lamiaceae
Plant Duration:Annual
Plant Type:Herbaceous
South Jersey Native Range:South Jersey, Pine Barrens Periphery
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Butterflies, Bees
Bloom Time:April through August
Fruit Timing:September to October
Global and State Rank:SNR, G5
Commercially available landscape plant?Yes
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Sandy
Soil Moisture:Dry
Soil pH:Neutral
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun
Light Range:Sun
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Dry

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