Spotted Beebalm, also called Dotted Mint or Dotted Horsemint, prefers sandy soils and full to part sun. It is more tolerant of drought and sun than many other Monarda species. It is an essentive beauty in form and color with complex blossoms topping 2' stems in hues of pinkish-purple, green, beige and maroon. Seeds in packet are more pinkish to green. The blossoms attract honeybees, bumblebees, and many butterflies. Spotted Beebalm is also one of the host plants for the Raspberry pyrausta butterfly. Start seeds indoors or direct sow in early spring.
Monarda punctata, Spotted Beebalm
Height: 2'-3'. Spread: 1'. Pinkish-purple to green blooms. Blooms July to September. Start indoors or direct sow. Germination: No pre-treatment.