Spotted Bee Balm

Plant Name:  Monarda punctatamonarda punctuta
Common name:  Spotted Bee Balm
Plant type: Herbaceous perennial
Height: 2 feet
Spread:   1 foot
Bloom Time:  June – July
Flower Color:  Yellow with purple spots
Exposure:  Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Requirements: Well-drained Average to dry soils
Water Needs: Medium
Attributes:   Showy Flowers. Fragrant leaves. Deer tolerant. Attracts beneficial insects. Fairly tolerant of poor soils & drought.
Note:   Spreads by runners to form clumps, but not too aggressive. Needs air flow to prevent powdery mildew.
Uses:  Cut Flowers, Cottage Gardens, Perennial Gardens, Herb Gardens, Butterfly Gardens, Natural/Wild Gardens.
Native to: Eastern United States & Canada
USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-9