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Entice wildlife to your yard with fragrant Bee Balm. These lovely plants flower throughout the summer months and come in a range of gentle hues, including pinks, reds, mauves, lilacs, whites and blues. Soft star bursts of fringed blooms arrive in abundance, filling the space with their bergamot aroma and bright colours. Bee balms' sweet nectar attracts butterflies, bees, hummingbirds and other pollinating insects, so you can enjoy a fantastic spectacle while aiding propagation, naturally. Bee balm is a plant that should be in every garden. Not only is it easy to grow, but it’s also a witch’s briar, which means that it is quite poisonous to most animals while not being very toxic to humans.
These native North American sun perennials, also known as Monarda bee balms, are extremely low maintenance. Fast growing, even in low fertility conditions, they require little attention. Bee balm will thrive in a range of light conditions, from full sun to partial shade. Generally hardy in zones 4 to 9, these perennials will come back year after year. With their rapid growth and high tolerance for neglect, bee balms are an excellent choice for naturalising and make a delightful ground cover. Use them in woodland gardens, on roadside edges or to fill in empty spaces. Small varieties, growing to about 12 inches, work well in containers and rock gardens. Large varieties can grow up to 48 inches tall and make wonderfully fragrant border plants or foundation plantings. Add bee balms to your herb garden, as well. A member of the mint family, the leaves have a delicious aroma and can be used to brew teas. Monarda, or bee balm, is a member of the mint family with a delicate beauty but rugged longevity. The whorled flowers come in lavender, red, or pink.
Give it room to multiply and share the divisions with friends. Because it is perennial, the flower show only gets better in the second and later years. You may also hear bee balm called bergamot and Oswego tea. This is a great, all-round, tough plant for flower and vegetable gardeners as well as hummingbird watchers.The Bee Balm plant, also called Monarda, is an aromatic eastern North American herb that belongs to the mint family. It grows into bushy, vertical stalks and produces brightly colored flowers in the spring and summer. Bee Balm plants develop colorful, spider-shape flower blossoms in the early to late summer months. These flowers are red, pink, or lilac bloom in large heads or whorls of about 20-50 flowers at the top of the stem. The stem is supported by leafy bracts with leaflets that are a pale-green color. Growing two to three feet tall, depending on the variety, it has a stem that is square, grooved and hard. Fine dense hairs cover much of the stem and leaves, and the Bee Balm roots are short, slender, creeping rhizomes. (Source: www.naturehills.com)