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Horsemint, also known as spotted bee balm, is a clump forming perennial with unique flowers. The dull yellow flowers spotted with purple are tubular and arranged in small compact heads with whorled leafy lavender bracts. The bract-supported flower heads are arranged in several tiers on the flower stalk. This species has greater drought tolerance than the other Monarda species. The whole plant is aromatic and smells like oregano. Horsemint is visited for nectar and pollen by pollinators and hummingbirds.
full sun to partial sun
1 – 3 ft.
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