A perennial favorite native to North America, bee balm (also called wild bergamot) is beloved in flower beds for its beautiful blooms of red, pink, purple or white—not to mention the fragrant foliage. Here’s how to plant and grow bee balm in your garden!
Bee balm is a great addition to a pollinator garden. The flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees; and the seed heads will attract birds in the fall and winter. Learn more about plants that attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
|Botanical Name||Monarda spp.|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil pH||Neutral, Slightly Acidic to Neutral|
|Flower Color||Pink, Purple, Red, White|
|Hardiness Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Special Features||Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies|