Monarda punctata - Spotted bee balm
A striking bee balm with fragrant spotted flowers.
Monarda punctata is one of the shorter bee balms, with multi-tiered flowers that bloom through the summer. This fragrant species attracts a variety of pollinators. Its flowers and leaves are edible and can be used in teas. Drought tolerant but prefers consistent moisture.
"Monarda punctata is the equivalent of a juice bar at the gym for nectar loving/needing insects" - North Creek Nurseries
Height: 1.5 to 2 ft
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Dry to medium
Bloom color: Yellow with purple spots
Bloom time: June to July