Horsemint, Spotted beebalm
Monarda punctata
Lamiaceae


Landscape Uses:

Wildflower gardens.

Ecological Restoration Notes:

Availability:
Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in South Florida. Available in Lake Worth at Indian Trails Native Nursery (561-641-9488) and in Groveland at Green Isle Gardens (321-436-4932).
Description:
Medium herbaceous wildflower.
Height:
About 1-3 feet in height. About as broad as tall.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Eastern and central North America west to New Mexico and south to Palm Beach and Collier counties.
Habitats:
Pinelands and coastal uplands.
Soils:
Moist, well-drained sandy soils, with or without humusy top layer.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low to moderate; it can grow in nutrient poor soils or soils with some organic content.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Moderate; grows near salt water, but is protected from direct salt spray by other vegetation.
Drought Tolerance:
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Light Requirements:
Full sun to light shade.
Flower Color:
Pink.
Flower Characteristics:
Showy.
Flowering Season:
Summer-fall.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous aggregate of 4 nutlets.
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Steven W. Woodmansee
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Don & Joyce Gann