Spotted Bee Balm Seeds

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This native beauty boasts pale yellow blooms with purple spots. Also known as Spotted Bee Balm and Horsemint, this Monarda has a lovely thyme scent and has been used in teas and for other medicinal purposes. Spotted Bee Balm is drought tolerant and thrives in dry, sandy conditions, requiring little water and upkeep. Growing to be 40” tall, this Bee Balm attracts an abundance of pollinators to the summer garden or meadow. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial.

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Hummingbirds & Butterflies
Hummingbirds & Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Fragrant
Fragrant
Native
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 40" tall
Bloom Time Mid summer to fall
Size Packet
SKU AAS9TPK

Plant Information

This native beauty boasts pale yellow blooms with purple spots. Also known as Spotted Bee Balm and Horsemint, this Monarda has a lovely thyme scent and has been used in teas and for other medicinal purposes. Spotted Bee Balm is drought tolerant and thrives in dry, sandy conditions, requiring little water and upkeep. Growing to be 40” tall, this Bee Balm attracts an abundance of pollinators to the summer garden or meadow.
SKU AAS9TPK
Common Name Spotted Bee Balm, Horsemint
Botanical Name Monarda punctata
Seed Life Cycle Perennials
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 40" tall
Bloom Time Mid summer to fall
Ships As Seed
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Native To North America
Native To Most of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains
Native Yes
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Advantages Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Fragrant, Native
Is It Storable? Yes- You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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