Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina


  • Product Info

    Spotted Beebalm (Monarda punctata)
    Mint Family
    This beebalm has a unique flowering structure–stacked brown spotted yellow flowers surrounded by long pinkish bracts. The bracts will remain attractive long after the flowers have faded. This monarda is a particular favorite of wasps, making it a great wildflower to add if you would like to attract more beneficial, predatory wasps to your garden. Naturally found in sandy and/or rocky soils, this wildflower can grow in poor, shallow soils. This is not considered to be an aggressive spreader like other members of the mint family. Can be short lived.
    Blooms: Pink, yellow, green, 4-6 weeks, July-Sep
    Leaves: Green, 1-3”, lanceolate, dentate, fragrant, evergreen basal leaves
    Height: 2-3’
    Space: 2-3’
    Soil: Avg-Dry
    Exposure: Full sun to Part Sun
    Fauna: High pollinator value--wasps, host to 2 moth species, small bees and beetles
    Seeds: Nutlets surrounded by papery bracts
    Deer Resistance: High
    Native Status: NC native, uncommon across the state
    Provenance:  VA, seed grown