Monarda didyma, Bee Balm, Scarlet beebalm


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Attractive Flowers:
Average to moist soil:
Beneficial Insects:
Erosion Control:
FAC- Occur in wetlands and non-wetlands:
Full – Part Sun (6+ hours of sun):
Herbaceous plant:
Herbal / Medicinal Uses:
High Wildlife Value:
Loamy Soil- mostly silt, sand, some clay:
Medicinal Uses:
Moist Soil:
Native To Mountain Regions:
Occasionally wet soil (non tidal):
Part Sun – Part Shade :
Pollinator support:
Threatened / Endangered:
Wet soil (Tidal):
Full Sun:
Botanic Name (s): Monarda didyma

Common Name(s): Scarlet Bee Balm, Oswego tea, bee balm

Mature height :2-5ft

Mature spread:5-6ft

Bloom Time:July-September

Bloom color: Red

Fruit: Nut

Sun Exposure: Full Sun Part Sun Part Shade

Soil moisture: Average Moist Wet

Loamy Soil- mostly silt, sand, some clay

Native Habitat: Creek banks, floodplains, woods

Notes: Showy flowers, aromatic, herbal uses

Fragrant Erosion Control Edible Parts

High Wildlife Value: Beneficial Insects Butterflies Hummingbirds Songbirds

FAC- Occur in wetlands and non-wetlands

Native To Mountain Regions

Threatened / Endangered: Michigan, New York

Native Perennial

Herbaceous Perennial

Pollinator Support