Monarda bradburiana – Bee Balm
A delightful Missouri native perennial, Bee Balm, Monarda bradburiana, perks up the landscape with distinctive, spider-like globular flower heads. Tubular, two-lipped light pink flowers that are spotted with purple rest upon a whorl of purplish leafy bracts. A long blooming plant that makes a wonderful cut flower. The flowers’ sweet nectar attracts hoards of hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees to the garden. Its aromatic foliage smells like mint and can be used to flavor teas. Also known as Wild Bergamot.
Plant in full sun to light shade.