Bloom Time: Summer
Zones: 3 – 9
Light: Sun to Part Shade
Height: 15″ to 48″
Spread: 18″ to 48″
Bee Balm is a perennial with brightly colored red, pink or purple flowers that are made up of little tubes. Which are perfect for hummingbirds and butterflies to drink from. (And as the name suggests, bees like it too).
Monarda is a member of the mint family. This means it can spread pretty quickly so plant it in an area where it has some room to grow.
Because of its herb heritage, Bee Balm is drought-tolerant, and its strong scent deters rabbits and deer.