There are over a dozen Monarda species, also known as Bee Balm, native to North America’s woodlands, dry scrubs and prairies. These plants feature square stems, with aromatic leaves that are occasionally used medicinally or in teas. The blooms are showy, tubular flowers, spiking out from a domed honeycomb looking bract. Monarda blooms from summer to fall and depending on variety, bloom color can be white, pink, red or purple. Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to these showy flowers. Monarda works well as a border plant, in a meadow or a wildlife garden.
- Sun to Part Sun
- Plant in well-drained soils in an area with good air flow
- Long lasting, showy flowers
- Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds