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Spotted Bee Balm - Monarda punctata

Regular price $10.00

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Phonetic: mo-NAR-da punk-TAH-tah

First photo courtesy of Leonardo DaSilva

Spotted Bee Balm is a pollinator magnet. Aromatic and colorful, the lavender-pink and yellow petals are actually leafy bracts that surround the true flower. Attractive to a multitude of pollinators, it is a favorite source of nectar for the rare Karner Blue butterfly. It strongly prefers full sun and dry sandy soil, where it will thrive along with other low-growing species. This biennial self-seeds readily on open soil but is not overly aggressive.

  • Hardiness Zone:  3-9
  • Native Northeast Region: USDA Database
  • Sun Exposure:  Full, Partial
  • Flower Color:  Yellow
  • Bloom Time:  July, August, September
  • Soil Type:  Medium - Dry
  • Mature Plant Size:  2'H, 1'W
  • Plant Spacing:  1'
  • Host Plant:  Raspberry Pyrausta, Southern Purple Mint Moth and Gray Marvel Moth  
  • Attracts:  Bees, Butterflies
  • Advantages:  Aromatic, deer resistant, drought tolerant, low maintenance, used in teas
  • Landscape Uses:  Butterfly garden, cut flower, mass planting, perennial borders
  • Companion Plants:  Big Bluestem, Black Eyed Susan, Butterfly Weed, Foxglove Beardtongue, Little Bluestem, Smooth Blue Aster
  • Deer Resistant