Monarda punctata (Spotted Bee Balm)

Monarda punctata (Spotted Bee Balm) is a sandy and dry soil loving cousin of the more common Mondarda fistulosa, it is easily recognizable by its multiple whorled stacks of white-pink bracts tucked above or below clusters of yellow flowers. It is also one of the most tolerant of drought and full sun of its kind. This plants attractiveness is a plus to how well it performs in harsher, hotter conditions.

  • Sun Exposure Prairie/Savanna
  • Soil Conditions Dry-Mesic, Dry
  • Height 2'
  • Flower Color Pink-Purple
  • Flower Time June-September 


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Photo 1 By: By Ted Bodner, Southern Weed Science Society, United States. [GFDL ( or CC BY 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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