Monarda punctata - Dotted Mint

Quite distinctive and unusual, the bright lavender and yellow bracts of the gorgeous Dotted Mint (also known as Horsemint) appear to be flowers but are actually leaves surrounding the true flowers. This biennial aromatic plant is a great source of nectar for butterflies. Monarda punctata naturally occurs in dry soils or thin woods. This showy wildflower performs well in the garden and also provides for unusual cut flowers. Many butterflies and other pollinators visit Monarda punctata and it is a major nectar plant for the rare Karner Blue Butterfly!

 

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  Lavender
  Mid to Late Summer
  Full Sun
  1' - 2'
  Sand to Clay
  Dry to Medium

 

Approx. 100 seeds per pack - 3,175 seeds per gram

Attracts Butterflies, Honeybees & Songbirds!
Deer Resistant!
Makes Great Cut Flowers!

 

All Wildflower Farm seeds are hardy through growing zone 3, organic and non-GMO.

SEED GERMINATION INFO


Indoors: No pre-treatment necessary other than cold, dry storage. Start at least 4 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 10 C (50 F) range. Plant seed 3 mm (1/8 inch) deep in pots. Keep moist but not soggy and very warm (21 C - 70 F). When seedlings are 5 cm (2 in.) tall, transplant into the garden spaced 30 cm (1 ft.) apart.

Outdoors: Sow seed 3 mm (1/8 inch) deep outdoors in either late fall or early spring.

Monarda punctata - Dotted Mint

  • Product Code: C16080
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $5.95