Monarda punctata / Dotted Horsemint


A fantastically garbed Monarda native to sandy soils, this is a short-lived, reseeding perennial. Like its relatives, it is immensely attractive to pollinators and bears a similar aromatic bouquet as wild bergamot and bee balm. It grows in average to dry soils and is drought tolerant.

Also known as spotted bee balm.

Height: 1-3′   Blooms: August, September, October

Habitat: Average to dry, sun to part sun

Provenance: NJ

Deer Resistance: High


BONAP 2022 Monarda punctata Native Range Map


Additional information


Three inch pot