Dotted Horsemint Spotted Bee Balm (Florida Native)

Dotted Horsemint Spotted Bee Balm (Florida Native)

Brand: Whitwam Organics-J
Item Number: -01

Regular price $3.75 On Sale

Estimated Arrival: Between Jun 20 and Jun 25. * ETA for USA only

Monarda punctata

This Florida native from the mint family grows wild in dry disturbed areas all along eastern North America and even into northeastern Mexico. Grows to be around 4 ft tall and blooms in late summer, with an abundance of showy pink/violet calyxes and white, spotted flowers, which attract tons of pollinators to your garden. 

Horsemint can be used as a cullinary herb, as it  contains thymol, and tastes/smells similar to Thyme and oregano. It has been used medicinally for digestive/gas problems, as well as for menstrual cramping. 

Dotted horsemint, or spotted beebalm is a fantastic addition to either an herb or pollinator garden. 

Days to germination

 10-21 days

Days to maturity

1-2 years

Life cycle

Biennial

Plant time

Spring

Spacing

18-24 inches in well drained soil

Sun

Full sun

Soil temperature

60-70 degrees

Optimum soil P.H

6.8-7.2

Height

2 feet

Harvest

Summer to Fall

Monarda punctata

This Florida native from the mint family grows wild in dry disturbed areas all along eastern North America and even into northeastern Mexico. Grows to be around 4 ft tall and blooms in late summer, with an abundance of showy pink/violet calyxes and white, spotted flowers, which attract tons of pollinators to your garden. 

Horsemint can be used as a cullinary herb, as it  contains thymol, and tastes/smells similar to Thyme and oregano. It has been used medicinally for digestive/gas problems, as well as for menstrual cramping. 

Dotted horsemint, or spotted beebalm is a fantastic addition to either an herb or pollinator garden. 

Days to germination

 10-21 days

Days to maturity

1-2 years

Life cycle

Biennial

Plant time

Spring

Spacing

18-24 inches in well drained soil

Sun

Full sun

Soil temperature

60-70 degrees

Optimum soil P.H

6.8-7.2

Height

2 feet

Harvest

Summer to Fall