Monarda punctata Spotted Bee Balm Seeds

Monarda punctata Spotted Bee Balm Seeds

M. punctata
Spotted Bee Balm, Dotted Mint, Dotted Horsemint

Product ID#: RM6380-8513

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Harvesting Good for Cutting, Cut & Come Again, Long Vase Life
Growing Conditions Field Crop, Grows Well in Containers
Additional Characteristics Start Early for Transplants, Good for Overwintering, Cold Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Easy to Grow, Fast Growing
Flowering Month June, July, August, September, October
Garden Style Cutting / Cut Flowers, English Cottage, Kitchen Culinary, Romantic, Woodland
Lighting Conditions Full Sun
Seed Type Open Pollinated
Days to Maturity 120 Days
Stem Type Single Stem
Plant Hardiness Hardy
Plant Height 21 - 30 inches
Plant Lifecycle Perennial
Plant Moisture & Climate Heat Tolerant, Well-drained
Plant Uses Cut Flower & Bouquets, Fragrant, Edible Flowers, Sustains Beneficial Insects, Attracts Friendly Pollinators, Medicinal Herbs, Patio Container Friendly, Landscape
Shape Pods & Fiddly Bits, Spike, Textural
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Monarda punctata Spotted Bee Balm, also known as Dotted Mint or Dotted Horsemint flower, is a fantastic textural perennial beauty that will add a bit of whimsy and flare to any garden bed. The unique pagoda shaped, light lilac-pink flower heads typically have 3 or 4 levels of outward facing pointed petals with small, orchid shaped, dotted flower blooms surrounding the centers in between layers. Blooms top 24" inch stems of bright green foliage with a mild oregano scent. A hot spot for honey bees and butterflies, this unique bloom is drought tolerant once established and heat resistant. Commonly used in herbal medicine for tinctures and teas, this garden beauty makes wonderful lightly scented potpourri when dried. Packet: 100 seeds. The genus name Monarda honors Spanish botanist Nicolas Bautista Monardes, who studied herbal and medicinal plants from North America during the 16th century. The species name "punctata" means "dotted," referring to the small purple spots on the blossoms.

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