Bee Balm (Monarda didyma)
(aka Wild Bergamot, Oswego Tea and Horsemint)
Bee balm is well suited to moist meadows and hillsides, known for attracting bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators with its natural aroma.
Graceful and strong, Bee Balm can grow one to three feet tall. The bloom 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.