Monarda punctata

  • Family name: Lamiaceae
  • Host plant for: none
  • General description: Erect herbaceous perennial with aromatic opposite leaves and elongated spikes of densely clustered small flowers above showy pinkish, purplish or whitish tinged and speckled bracts. Easy to cultivate. Re-seeds readily. Plant in sun to partial shade with well-drained soil. Drought tolerant. Forms attractive clumps in gardens. Showy and distinctive, long-blooming period. Flowers attract butterflies and other pollinators.
  • Type: Perennial
  • Flower: Elongated spikes of densely clustered small flowers above showy pinkish, purplish or whitish bracts
  • Bloom time: Late spring through fall
  • Soil type: Moist, well-drained, sandy soils
  • Maximum height: 4 feet
  • Candidate for home gardens: Showy and distinctive. Easy to grow.
  • Availability in nursery: Specialty and native plant nurseries
  • Frenquency in the wild: Common
  • Habitat: coastal uplands, pine flatwoods, ruderal
  • County: Alachua, Bay, Brevard, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, De Soto, Dixie, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Hernando, Hillsborough, Indian River, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Lee, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Orange, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, Volusia, Walton
Full sunFull Sun
Partial sunPartial Sun
Drought tolerantDrought Tolerant

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