5 responses to “Monarda punctata”

  1. Beverley

    Monarda punctata – Z6 – RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths
    Monarda punctata – Z4-9 – A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Brickell, Cole, Zuk
    Monarda mo-nar-da. After Nicholas Monardes [1493-1588], Spanish botanist and physician.

  2. Carol

    The intense purple of that Monarda, offset by the spotted white upper petals is absolute eye candy. In searching other databases, I have not come across any pix that show such stunning colors. I live in eastern Pennsylvania, where I grow ordinary Monardas easily. Where could this colorful variety be obtained?

  3. maureen

    what an outrageously beautiful flower! great photo

  4. Andrea

    Carol, looking at the PLANTS database this species is listed as endangered in Pennsylvania, which usually means it’s not available to be grown (at least not without a permit from Fish & Wildlife), in part to protect the remaining wild populations from genetic swamping by cultivars, and to prevent collecting from wild for trade.

  5. Elizabeth

    Oooh!!! How stunning!!!
    The typical form of Monarda is fantastic, but this is just phenomenal!

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