Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Bee-Balm

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Monarda fistulosa

Flower Description:

Each lavender-pink flower begin blooming in the center and gradually moves around to the outside forming a wreath.

FamilyMint
Season BloomMid-summer
HabitatLikes it sunny and medium moisture. A lovely upright plant that can spread aggressively. Attracts long-tongued insects including skippers and hummingbird moths. Hummingbirds also visit the flowers. Deer resistant.
CyclePerennial
Height2.5-4'
Leaf DescriptionLight green stems are four sided with opposite leaves and widly lancelate to ovate. Leaves are up to 4" long and 2"across with toothed edges.
Soil Type Dry
Light Source Sun
LocationWoodland