Bee Balm (Monarda didyma)

(aka Wild Bergamot, Oswego Tea and Horsemint)
Known for attracting bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators with its natural aroma; bee balm is well suited to moist meadows and hillsides.

Graceful and strong, Bee Balm can grow to be one to three feet tall. The bloom itself is striking and unique, with a ball-shaped center and long bright petals reaching out in every direction.

Early inhabitants of North America often used this plant for flavoring and medicinal purposes.

Attracts: and more

Color(s): Scarlet, pink, white, purple

Sun Exposure: Sun - partial Shade

Soil: Moist

Average Height: 36 in.

Average Spread: 18 in.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9

Note: Low maintenance

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Diane P. Brooks

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