Dotted Mint

Monarda punctata

Monarda punctata has been gaining in popularity in recent years, due to it's well deserved reputation as a pollinator magnet. Aromatic and colorful, the lavender-pink and yellow petals are actually leafy bracts that …

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SKU
35980-03 / 15980
Plants 3" Pots
1-4 $5.99 ea.
5-10 $4.99 ea.
11-31 $3.99 ea.
32+ $2.99 ea.
Seeds 94,000 seeds/oz
1/4 Oz $10.00
1/2 Oz $15.00
Cultural Details
Soil Type Gravel, Sand
Soil Moisture Dry
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Height 1' - 2'
Bloom Color Lavender, Pink, Cream
Bloom Time July, Aug, Sep
Spacing 1'
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Root Type Fibrous
Benefits Pollinators, Host Plant, Deer Resistant
Seeds per Oz 94000
Propagation Treatment Dry Stratification
Direct Sowing Time Spring, Early Summer, Fall

Monarda punctata, or Dotted Mint, has been gaining in popularity in recent years, due to it's well deserved reputation as a pollinator magnet. Aromatic and colorful, the lavender-pink and yellow petals are actually leafy bracts that surround the true flower. Attractive to a multitude of pollinators, it is a favorite source of nectar for the rare Karner Blue butterfly. Combined it with Lupine for optimal Karner Blue support.

Dotted Mint, also known as Spotted Beebalm, strongly prefers full sun and dry sandy soil, where it will thrive along with other low-growing species. While it does self-seed readily on open soil, it is not overly aggressive. In less optimal conditions, such as a richer soil, individual plants will be short-lived and do not compete well with other larger plants.