Monarda didyma - Scarlet Beebalm


Monarda didyma is a medicinal herbaceous perennial with brilliant red flowers throughout the summer.  This is a multi sensory plant to bring into your garden. The scent of mint will perfume the air, and the uniquely shaped flowers in pure red will dazzle you. However, the real experience will be the life this flower brings in - bumblebees crowd in, butterflies (monarchs, swallowtails, black swallowtails) and moths- keep your eyes peeled for the clear winged hummingbird moth. This is a highly sought after flower by hummingbirds. Add this wonderful plant to the pollinator garden or the rain garden, it won't disappoint. 

Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Lamiaceae
Native Range: Canada, United States
Zone: 4 to 9
Height: 2.00 to 4.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: July to August
Bloom Description: Red
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium to wet
Maintenance: Medium
Suggested Use: Herb, Naturalize, Rain Garden
Flower: Showy, Good Cut
Leaf: Fragrant
Attracts: Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer, Clay Soil, Wet Soil, Black Walnut