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Bee Balm

Monarda fistulosa
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Boldly Colored Native for a Pollinator Garden

Looking for a way to support the neighborhood honeybee populations? Try this showy native plant and you'll be amazed how many wonderful creatures visit your yard.

Hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects flock to the native Bee Balm (Monarda Fistulosa) for a nectar fix. Also known as Wild Bergamot, this is a popular and easy care wildflower to use in the residential landscape.

Super, pinky lavender blooms last a long time in the summer. As a member of the mint flower, you'll want to give it room to spread and create a wonderful display of ethereal fairy flowers. You'll appreciate the fragrant foliage, too.

Plant several in a zig-zag pattern through the center of a sunny garden bed. This is a relatively fine-textured plant and contrasts beautifully when planted in front of shaggier evergreen shrubs. Pair it with late-season bloomers like Asters and Sedum to continue the floral feast. You might also try this in seasonal containers as an upright "Thriller".

Add seating nearby and bring your camera. You won't want to miss the show!

Be sure to plant it in well-drained soil for best performance. In some areas, this native plant actually does a little "too well". You don't have to worry when you order live plants from We use Plant Sentry™ to follow all local, state and federal regulations for plants that can become invasive in your area.

Order this wonderful native today!

  • Showy Blooms
  • Supports Bees, Butterflies and Hummingbirds
  • Great Cut Flower
More Information
Botanical Name Monarda fistulosa
Mature Height 2 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Soil Type Well Drained Soils
Moisture Low Moisture Requirement
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Growth Rate Moderate
Bloom Period Summer
Flower Color Lavendar, Pink
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Required No
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Growing Zone Range 3-9
Bee Balm Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
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