Bee Balm - Monarda fistulosa
Perennial Open Pollinated. Member of the mint family, also called wild bergamot, this herbaceous perennial reaches 4' tall with lavender colored flowers in summer. It has a long history of use as a medicinal herb and today is used to flavor herbal teas. It is enjoyable in the garden for its pleasant scent. Grows readily from seed. Sow seeds in early fall or in spring after danger of last frost has passed. Keep soil moist for 6 weeks after planting.
Flowers: Aromatic leaves. Blooms in summer
Attracts: Attracts birds, hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees
Soil: Requires well-drained, moderately fertile soil
Native: North America
USDA Zone: 4-8
Plant In: Fall or Spring
Planting Depth: 1/8"
Days to Germinate: 10-21 Days
Height At Maturity: 3'-4'
Sun/Shade Requirements: Partial Sun
Water Needs: Moderate Water
Perennial Native Monarda fistulosa Height: 24-48 Bloom Season: Summer Seeding Rate: Use 125 seeds/sq ft (~3500 seeds/pack)