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Spotted Bee Balm(Monarda punctata)

Spotted Bee Balm(Monarda punctata)

Spotted Bee Balm (also called Dotted Mint or Dotted Horsemint) prefers sandy soils and full to part sun. Spotted Bee Balm is more drought tolerant of drought and sun than many other Monarda species. This plant is usually found in sand prairies, hill prairies, and Oak savannas. 


It is an eccentric beauty in form and color with complex blossoms topping 2’ stems in hues of pinkish-purple, green, beige, and maroon. These blossoms attract honeybees, bumblebees, and many butterflies,


Zone: 3 to 8 

Height: 1.50 to 2.00 feet 

Spread 0.75 to 1.00 feet 

Bloom Time: June to July 

Sun: Full sun to part shade

Water: Dry to medium

Maintenance: Medium

Tolerate: Deer, Drought


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