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Monarda punctata

Spotted Beebalm
Monarda punctata
Monarda punctata

This wildflower variety produces pretty clusters of yellow flowers with purple spots, surrounded by pinkish-purple leafy bracts; best in well drained, dry to medium sandy soil; needs good air circulation; great for massing along borders and naturalizing

Ornamental Features

Spotted Beebalm has masses of beautiful clusters of fragrant yellow flowers with purple overtones and fuchsia bracts at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its fragrant narrow leaves remain green in color throughout the season.

Planting & Growing

Spotted Beebalm will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity extending to 3 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 3 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 30 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

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Cold Hardy to Zone:



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Soil Type

Fall Color

Deer Resistance:

full sun to partial shade







3 feet



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