Monarda punctata (Spotted beebalm)
Also known as Horsemint or Spotted horsemint.
Spotted beebalm has an understated beauty. It sports rosettes of pale yellow-white flower that is spotted with light purple. It is beautiful in a grouping or planted en masse. It is drought-tolerant but extra water in the summer will keep the plants look better and bloom longer.
Spotted beebalm’s leaves smell like Greek oregano. It can become an aggressive spreader. It needs well-draining soils.
All Monarda species are susceptible to powdery mildew.
AT A GLANCE
|Bloom color||Pale yellow/white with pale purple|
|Bloom time||Spring, summer|
|Mature height||1-3 ft
|Notes||Needs good drainage. Native bee, bumble bee and honey bee friendly. Attracts beneficial insects.|