Yellow Dotted Mint. Originating from the southern and Eastern US, this unusual monarda can grow to 4 feet tall with inch long yellow blooms spotted with purple. The aerial parts are strongly aromatic with a spicy fragrance. Makes a nice addition to tea blends and the dried seed heads can be used in arrangements. Hardy perennial, which is very attractive to beneficial insects, bees and butterflies. Easy to grow and thrives in good garden soil. Prefers full to part sun. Hardy to zone 7.