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dotted horsemint, monarda punctata

Dotted Horsemint

  • Native  
  • Perennial  
  • Bloom:  Summer
  • Propagation:  Seed
Dotted Horsemint or monarda punctata is a summer blooming native perenial for the edge of the shade garden. AKA Osego tea, dotted horsemint attracts humming birds, beneficial insects to the shade garden. Dotted horsemint spreads by seed. It does not have the underground stolons typical of the mint family.
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