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Monarda didyma /Bee Balm

Monarda didyma  / Monarda didyma
Red flowers in summer
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Red flowers in summer

Flowers in bed and close-up of blossoms

A mass of hot-pink flowers

Lavender flowers are among the many colors of beebalm grown in gardens

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Scientific Name: Monarda didyma
Common Name: Bee Balm
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: Performs best in full sunlight and where the soil does not dry out. Plants may be started from seeds or by dividing the root clumps in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. Hummingbirds and butterflies are attracted to beebalm flowers. Has lomg history as use as a medicina herb by native Americans