Bee balm, also known as monarda, is covered with unique, lovely lavender-pink flower clusters that attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees to the garden. We chose this variety because it is more tolerant to dry soil conditions than other varieties of bee balm. Plants bloom quickly for a splash of summer and fall color. Pretty in a mixed bouquet of cut flowers and in wildflower gardens.
Botanical Name: Monarda sp.
Hardiness: Perennial, although does not reliably overwinter; best grown as an annual.
Plant Dimensions: 24"–36", 8"–12" wide; wider if perennial in following years.
Variety Information: Lavender flowers in 2"–2 ½" whorls; individual flowers up to 1"
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Bloom Period: Summer
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant