small pink and white blooms of the horsemint plant
Photo: Ted Bodner
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Monarda punctata

This multi-branched perennial can grow to 4 feet. It features lance-shaped leaves and up to seven small pink to lavender bracts and pale yellow flowers per branch. Horsemint attracts butterflies to the garden and makes great filler for cut arrangements. USDA Zones 5-10

TOH Tip: This plant's foliage has the aroma of oregano and can be dried for homemade air fresheners.
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