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23 Feb Monarda

A tall, fragrant, showy perennial that spreads quickly, bee’s balm is a staple for sunny gardens everywhere. Available in a variety of shades in pinks, purples, reds you are sure to find the perfect accent. Humming birds love them as much as we do. The picture above is the ‘Fireball’ variety.


Common Name: Bee’s Balm
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Lamiaceae
Native Range: Canada, United States
Zone: 4 to 9
Height: 2.00 to 4.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: July to August
Bloom Description: Red, purple, pink
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium to wet
Maintenance: Medium
Suggested Use: Herb, Naturalize, Rain Garden
Flower: Showy, Good Cut
Leaf: Fragrant
Attracts: Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer, Clay Soil, Wet Soil, Black Walnut