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Drought tolerant perennial, horsemint is good for rain gardens, restoration, meadow plantings, or use in the ornamental garden.

Drought tolerant perennial, horsemint is good for rain gardens, restoration, meadow plantings, or use in the ornamental garden. USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 8 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA. Typical inventory plug

Monarda punctata

Horsemint

Very interesting and colorful biennial with yellow, purple-spotted flowers above pink, lavender, or white leafy bracts. The fragrant, thyme-scented leaves can be used to make teas.

Does best in moist to dry soil in full sun. Drought tolerant. 


Height:

1-2 ft

Spread:

9-12 in

USDA Hardiness Zone:

5-10

Bloom Color:

Cream, Purple

Monarda punctata Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Attracts Wildlife

  • Butterflies

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist to Dry

Attributes

  • Naturalizing
  • Fragrant
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Cut Flower

Flowering Months

  • June
  • July

Foliage Color

  • Green

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=MOPU