Monarda punctata Beebop

Spotted horsemint, dotted horsemint

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot


Plant Description

Native throughout most of eastern North America, spotted horsemint makes its home in the dryish soils of prairies, sandy soils, and coastal areas, where its late summer flowers put on a beautiful show. Three foot tall, nearly leafless but spicy aromatic stems are topped with whorls of white and purple tinged flowers giving the effect of light purple/pink and white spotted pompoms. The flowers are very elaborate and showy, and apparently the perfect banquet site for thirsty pollinators. This variety, Beebop, is an earlier flowering and more compact version growing to just 18”. Plant this unusual and easy perennial in a sunny, dry, well drained spot. It would be right at home with butterfly weed, baptisias, coneflowers, muhly grass, and ratibida.     New this year. 

Characteristics

Rain Garden

Deer Resistant

Butterfly Plant

Hummingbird Plant

Native Plant

Good Fragrance

Drought Buster

Ease of Culture

Easy to culture

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial       

Light Exposure

Full sun, Half and half,

Mostly sunny

Soil Condition

Average, Clay, Dry       

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Dry

Pot Size

full quart

Height

12 to 24"

Flower Color

Purple, Pink, White

Bloom Time

Early summer, mid summer

Typical Height

18in

Spread

18in

Zones

5, 6, 7, 8, 9