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Shrubby Horsemint Monarda fruticulosa

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Monarda punctuate var fruitciculosa
Phonetic Spelling
mo-NAR-da froo-tih-koh-LOH-suh
Description

A native perennial that grows up to 2 foot tall on heavily branched stems.  Value to native bees and bumblebees. Native to the southern US.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#perennial#white flowers#herbs#pink flowers#native perennial#native bees#NC native#summer flowers#native garden#late spring flowers#NC Native Pollinator Plant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#perennial#white flowers#herbs#pink flowers#native perennial#native bees#NC native#summer flowers#native garden#late spring flowers#NC Native Pollinator Plant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Monarda
    Species:
    fruticulosa
    Family:
    Lamiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South Texas
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts native bees and bumblebees
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Colorful
    Fragrance
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herb
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spike
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    The flowers are pink and white with darker spots along the inside.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    The leaves can be toothed at the tip.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Pollinator Garden