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Mint: Monarda punctata 'Dotted'

Botanical name: Monarda punctata 'Dotted'

Common name: mint

also known as (horsemint)

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Mint: Monarda punctata 'Dotted'
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Soil: dry, alkaline, sand
Sun:
  
Zones: 5a thru 10b
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
perennial
Category:   
Attributes:

bird attracting, hummingbird attracting, edible, drought tolerant

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description for "Mint: Monarda punctata 'Dotted'"

Monarda punctata 'Dotted' is a thyme-scented plant with purple-spotted tubular yellow flowers. One of the best sources of thymol, an immune stimulant, germicide and bactericide. Historically this mint has been used for upset stomachs, colds, diarrhea, neuralgia and kidney disease. Do not use during pregnancy. Direct seed in early spring or start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost. Prefers dry, sandy, alkaline soil. Harvest leaves for drying when plant is in full flower. Planting depth: surface. Days to germination: 10-21 days.

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