Bee Balm, Spotted
(Monarda punctata) Perennial. What a unique pagoda-style bloom that people and pollinators equally love! While the flowers of this plant are usually yellow with maroon splashes, the real show is in the powdery pink leaf-like bracts. Great for deer-resistant and low-maintenance gardens. Commercially, it has been used because it has more of the beneficial aromatic thymol than other members of the mint family. During flooding and drought conditions, this plant shines and has been called the toughest plant in the garden.
- 6-12 hours of Sun
- Sprouts in 14-21 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 60-90 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: Surface Sow
- Plant Spacing: 12"
- Frost Hardy: Yes
- Monarda punctata
Growing Tips: Perennial zones 4-9. Start seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost, or direct sow after last frost. Surface Sowand keep moist. Light aids in germination.
Availability: In stockMinimum Seed Count: 100
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