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Spotted Bee Balm

Truly unique creamy yellow spotted tubular flowers are native to the Northeast and Great Lakes regions. Each blossom is stacked above the soft pink bracts that radiate out from the stem. They grow up in layers creating a tower of nectar. Pollinators love this! Also known as Horsemint, it has been used for centuries in herbal preparations. Flourishes in full sun and sandy soil. Grows to 36”. Zone 4-9.

100 seeds 

 Spotted Bee Balm

PLANTING

Monarda punctata

Perennial:  Zone 4-9

Germination: 7-10 days

Seed Planting Depth: Sow on surface

Starting Indoors:  Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 60-70ºF soil temperature. Transplant after the last frost, 12-18" apart. Water seedlings regularly until established. 

Sowing Outdoors: Start a week or two before last frost date. Sow a few seeds every 8-12". Sow close closer together in a row and when thinning out the seedlings you can transplant them to other places in the garden. 

Growth Habit: Upright ,branching

Height and Width: 36" x 18-24"

Spacing: 8-12" apart

Light Needs:  Full sun to part

Soil Needs: Sandy to average, dry/well drained

Approximate days to flower from seed: 120-140 days 

Uses: Flower beds, cutflowers, wildflower and cottage gardens, attracts pollinators 

Care: