Dotted Mint (Horse Mint)

Dotted Mint (Horse Mint)

Latin Name: Monarda punctata

Type: Forb/Flower

Light: Sun

Moisture: Dry

Soil: Sand / Gravel

Size: 1-3 feet

Color: Lavender/yellow

Bloom Time: July / August / September

Description: Excellent nectar plant for butterflies. The “flowers” are actually bracts that surround the true flower, similar to the poinsettia. It is biennial, but self-sows on open sand. Excellent for the urban garden.