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Monarda punctata

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Common Name:  Spotted Beebalm, Dotted Horsemint 

Part sun, moderately dry to dry moisture level, sandy soil.  2-3 ft. height, blooms summer into fall, yellow flowers with purple spots, will naturalize by re-seeding.

Germination Code: A, D

Native Region:  Only occurs in Unicoi County of the Blue Ridge Province

May be a biennial or a perennial.  Easy to grow.  Powdery mildew can be a significant problem so needs good air circulation.  Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

Spotted Beebalm, Dotted Horsemint - Monarda punctata 2
Photo Courtesy of John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/
Spotted Beebalm, Dotted Horsemint - Monarda punctata
Photo Courtesy of John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/