499

This listing is for one packet of Spotted Bee Balm (Monarda punctata) seeds. Each packet contains roughly 500 seeds. For best germination of native species, remember to scatter seeds November-January!

A.k.a. spotted beebalm and dotted mint. A bee balm for dry soils! Drought tolerant, does not compete well with taller plants in fertile soils. Rarely browsed, easy to start from seed.

Light: Full Sun

Soil Moisture: Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry

Soil Type: Sandy

Height: 1’-3’

Bloom Color: White-Yellow

Bloom Time: Jun-Jul

Root Type: Taproot

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bees, wasps, and butterflies, including the rare karner blue. Hosts moths such as the grey marvel, and some smaller insects. Strongly flavored foliage is unpalatable, and plants are rarely browsed.

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