(Monarda didyma) Perennial. Beloved by ancient
Native Americans as a medicinal plant. We love
bee balm for the dazzling red blooms and its uncanny
ability to attract droves of hummingbirds
to the garden. This member of the mint family is
easy to grow, thrives in poor soil, and will readily
spread to fill blank spaces. Tall 3-5 foot plants look
great along the back border, blooms will last from
mid-to-late summer and well into fall if deadheaded.
Natually resistant to deer. The spidery
red blooms not only lure hummingbirds, but bees
and butterflies as well.