Monarda punctata - Dotted Mint

Sun Exposure: Sun, Part Sun

Soil Moisture: Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry, Dry

Soil Type: Sand, Well drained Loam, Gravely

Height: 2  feet

Spread: 1 foot

Blooms: July, August, September

Root: Fibrous

Habitat: Prairies, Openings in sandy woodlands, Oak savannas, Stabilized sand dunes

Landscape uses: Pollinator gardens, Landscape borders, Boulevard plantings, Meadow plantings, Moon garden

Complimentary Plants: Wild Lupine, Stiff Goldenrod, Little Bluestem

Wildlife Value: The nectar and pollen of the flowers attract honeybees, bumblebees, Miner bees, and Plasterer bees; butterflies also visit the flowers for nectar. Host Plant: Gray Marvel Moth, Raspberry Pyrausta Moth

Seed Origin: Ontario

Germination Code: A, D

Monarda punctata - Dotted Mint

  • Dotted Mint (also called Spotted Bee Balm or Dotted Horsemint) is a drought tolerant plant that is usually found in sandy areas. It has an ecentric form with complex flowers that attract many types of pollinators. It is a great plant for Moon Gardens since the light colored bracts glow after sunset.