Monarda punctata

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SPOTTED BEEBALM

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Multi-colored pink to creamy white flower bracts.  Flowers are smaller and less showy than bracts, but are a charming yellow with brown dots.  June – July.  Highly aromatic foliage.  1 – 3′ tall.  Full sun – part shade.  Average to dry soil.  Cut back spent flowers to encourage reblooming.  Deer resistant.  Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Self-sows readily.  Northeastern U.S. native.  Zone 3.