Spotted Bee Balm

$5.00

Monarda punctata

Alternative common names: Dotted Mint or Dotted Horsemint

54 in stock

Description

The extraordinary clustered blooms of the Spotted Bee Balm (Monarda punctata) will add colour to your garden and attract numerous pollinators. This native perennial is in the mint family and gives off a pleasantly sweet aroma. Dried, the leaves and flowers have great medicinal value. Spotted Bee Balm will prefer the hot and dry areas of your garden with a slightly sandy soil. Flowering begins in the mid-summer and carries on into the fall. Spotted Bee Balm is an important perennial for attracting Lycaenides Melissa Samuelis (Karner Blue) butterfly, which is among the endangered species in Ontario. This plant is deer resistant.

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Additional information

Weight 0.10 kg
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 10 cm
Fall Colours

none

Flower Colour

beige, light pink, light purple, white

Bloom Period

Summer, Fall

Pollinators

Bees, Butterflies

Light Requirements

Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade

Soil Requirements

Sandy Loam

Moisture Requirements

Dry, Medium, Moist