Spotted Bee Balm (Monarda punctata)

  • architecturally fascinating North American native with a lack of color intensity but compensating with an abundance of nectar attracting native bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, hummingbird moths, etc;  aka, Dotted Horsemint
  • extra special when grown en masse
  • biennial/perennial; easily self-seeds
  • blooms July, August, September
  • full sun
  • 2 feet tall
  • medium-dry soil
  • zones 3 - 9
  • space 18 inches apart; naturalizer
  • bloom colors include shades of white, pink, yellow, green and purple
  • NATIVE STATE LISTING for Monarda punctata

    AL, AR, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI


PEACE LILY greenhouse & nursery

"Gardening with a humanitarian purpose."

Please visit the group Pollinator Friendly Yards on Facebook.  Leslie Nelson Inman was my initial inspiration.  Hopefully, she will be yours.