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Monarda punctata -- Spotted beebalm, Dotted horsemint

  • Photo by Shirley Denton
  • photo by Shirley Denton
Price:
$3.00
Common Name:
Spotted beebalm
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Plant Description

Description: Leafy, aromatic plants that produce lovely little spotted, tubular, lipped flowers which arise above showy purplish to white bracts. Attractive to butterflies, wasps, and bees. Drought tolerant once established in well-drained soils.

Lifespan: Short-lived perennial; occasionally perennial

Light exposure: Full sun to high pine shade

Bloom color: The pinkish-purple to white bracts are the showy part of the inflorescence; flowers are cream to honey colored.

Bloom season: Summer to early fall

Height (in bloom): 3 to 4 feet

Habitat: Dry to mesic sandhills, pine flatwoods and disturbed areas

Each packet covers 10 square feet.

Read the Florida Wildflower Foundation's profile of Spotted beebalm.
View or download the Spotted beebalm page from the Foundation's 20 Easy-to-Grow Wildflowers publication.


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