BEE-BALM, SPOTTED

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Monarda punctata

Spotted bee-balm is a hardy perennial growing to 90 cm, flowering in its first year. The whorls of yellow flowers have purple spots with showy pink/lavender bracts. The plant has a strong oregano scent and is popular with gardeners and herbalists, where it can be made into a tea. Native to the plains of north America it can handle sandy, coastal soils and frost. It attracts bees and other beneficial insects. Flowers can be used for cutting. Also known as horsemint. 50 seeds.

Frost Resilience
Frost Hardy
Lifespan
Perennial
Climate
Cold
Temperate
Hot Arid
Tropics/SubTropics
GermType
Fast germinating seeds
Sow Method
Direct or Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Sow direct to garden after frosts have passed or into pots to transplant once frosts have passed. Keep moist and warm (18+˚C). Slugs love seedlings so provide some protection.
Height
0.9 m
Spacing/Spread
0.6 m
Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Jan 31st
Temperate Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Feb 28th
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Mar 1st to Jun 30th