Monarda – Bee Balm

Bee Balm is very attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds with an open, daisy-like flower shape. Bee balm plants are perennial, coming back year after year to add cheerful color to your garden.

Exposure: Sun to Partial Sun
Size: 20” high
Blooms: late summer to early fall
Color: Deep purple and bright pink blooms

Fun Facts:
– Native to eastern North America
– The genus name Monarda is in recognition of Nicolas Monardes, a Spanish physician, who authored an early herbal that introduced Europe to many of the plants from North America.
– The common name beebalm refers to the use of a resin derived from the plant that may be used for healing and soothing in particularly of bee stings

Photo: Sugar Buzz Bubblegum Bee Balm


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