Bee balm’s crimson blooms make it one of the better known native ornamentals, a classic homestead plant and a fine choice for home landscapes.
Like other red, tubular wildflowers, Bee balm is sought out by hummingbirds, which are evolved to its drink nectar and provide pollination. Also an excellent butterfly nectary.
Bee balm makes an aromatic tea with stomach-soothing and antiseptic properties. Deer resistant.
Height: 3′ Blooms: June – August
Habitat: Moist soils, part sun to part shade