Bee Balm (Spotted)

$5.50

Monarda punctata

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Plant in 2.5 x 2.5 x 3.5 inch plastic pot

Light: part shade to full sun
Moisture: dry to medium
Soil: sandy loam
Mature Height: 2 feet

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Description

Attract numerous pollinators with this flower’s extraordinary clustered blooms. This native perennial is in the mint family and gives off a sweet and pleasant aroma. Dried, the leaves and flowers have great medicinal value. Prefers hot and dry areas of your garden with slightly sandy soil. Flowering begins in the mid-summer and carries on into the fall. An important perennial for attracting Lycaenides Melissa Samuelis (Karner Blue) butterfly, which is among the endangered species in Ontario.

We offer two other Mondarda species:

Scarlet Bee Balm

Wild Bergamot

Ontario Hardiness Zone: 3 to 7 (Find out your Hardiness Zone here)

Alternative common names: Dotted Mint or Dotted Horsemint

FullSun SingleRaindrop Butterfly Bee Bird

 

Additional information

Weight0.10 kg
Dimensions6 × 6 × 30 cm
Light Requirements

Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade, Partial Shade

Moisture Requirements

Dry, Medium

Soil Requirements

Sandy Loam

Pollinators

Bees, Butterflies

Flower Colour

beige, light pink, light purple, white

Bloom Period

Summer, Fall

Fall Colours

none