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Spotted Bee Balm - Monarda punctata



Monarda punctata, Spotted Bee Balm, is easily grown in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Though not considered aggressive, this species will spread by runners to form large clumps. A member of the mint family, it grows from 2-3′ with spotted two lipped yellow flowers. Each cluster of flowers is subtended by showy pink leaf bracts. The 3″ long toothed leaves can be used as a tea substitute and has a long summer blooming period. Provide good air circulation to prevent powdery mildew. Bee Balm is highly attractive to butterflies.

Spotted Bee Balm - Monarda punctata

  • Zone: 3-8

    Spread: 6-12 in.

    Height: 1-3 ft.

    Sun: Full sun to partial shade

    Water: Dry to average

    Attracts: Butterflies

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