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Monarda Punctata

Botanical Name:

Monarda punctata

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How to Grow
Water
Low - Medium
Water sparingly, allowing the mix to nearly dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Dry, sandy soils
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug, Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Perennials, Herb/Forb, Herb, Native Plant, Perennial, Wildflower

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

1-3 ft.

Flower

Rosettes of yellowish, purple-spotted, tubular pubescent flowers occur in whorls, forming a dense, elongated spike at the end of the stem or from leaf axils. Each whorl is subtended by large, conspicuous, whitish, purple-tinged, leaf-like bracts. The stacked combination of colored bracts and speckled flowers is unique and showy. Flowers bloom July-September., While the flowers of this plant are usually yellow with maroon markings on the upper petals, they may also be white or green. However, the bracts are showier and may be purple, pink, white or yellow.

Fruit

Ovoid nutlets that are produced in brown button-like cymes. Fruits are available September-October.

Benefits
Ornamental

Wildflower meadow, Pocket prairie

Attracts

Butterflies

Taxonomy

Order

Lamiales

Family

Lamiaceae

Genus

Monarda

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