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Horsemint in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Monarda punctata

 

Horsemint

Monarda - or Bee Balm, or Bergamot - is a tall, upright growing flowering perennial, with flower heads that consist of many tubular flowers that are a magnet for bees. Leaves are mid green and aromatic.. 'Spotted Bee Balm' has pale yellow flowers that have purple spots, and are surrounded by pink leaf-like petals.

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plant Features
  • Horsemint likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Horsemint likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Horsemint is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Horsemint likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Horsemint

Latin name

Monarda punctata

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Lamiaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Horsemint likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Horsemint is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Horsemint likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Horsemint likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Horsemint is 0.40meters x 0.90meters 0.40 M 0.90 M

Monarda punctata

Monarda - or Bee Balm, or Bergamot - is a tall, upright growing flowering perennial, with flower heads that consist of many tubular flowers that are a magnet for bees. Leaves are mid green and aromatic.. 'Spotted Bee Balm' has pale yellow flowers that have purple spots, and are surrounded by pink leaf-like petals.


Planting outdoors

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Sow seed under glass on the surface of compost and sprinkle lightly to cover, keep moist but not wet.

 

Sow seed under glass

From Late Summer TO Mid Autumn

Sow seed under glass on the surface of compost and sprinkle lightly to cover, keep moist but not wet.

 

Sow seed under glass

From Late Winter TO Late Spring

Sow seed under glass on the surface of compost and sprinkle lightly to cover, keep moist but not wet.

 

Flowering season

From Early Summer TO Early Autumn

The flower heads consist of many tubular flowers. The flowering season is from early summer to early Autumn

 
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