Phonetic: mo-NAR-da DID-ee-mah
Scarlet Bee Balm's bright red blooms are a hummingbird's favorite. It is part of the mint family and will spread prolifically via rhizomes in optimal conditions. Scarlet Bee Balm is prized for not only its ability to attract hummingbirds and butterflies but for its culinary and medicinal uses as well. Greatest impact when used in mass plantings. It is best planted where there is good air circulation to avoid powdery mildew.
- Hardiness Zone: 4-7
- Native Northeast Region: USDA Database
- Sun Exposure: Full To Partial Sun To Part Shade
- Flower Color: Red
- Bloom Time: July, August
- Soil Type: Medium - Moist
- Mature Plant Size: 3-5'H, 2-3'W
- Plant Spacing: 1.5'
- Host Plant: Hermit Sphinx, Bedstraw Hawkmoth, Orange Mint Moth
- Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
- Advantages: Easy to grow, deer resistant, herb, medicinal uses
- Landscape Uses: Meadows, perennial borders, pollinator gardens
- Companion Plants: Black Eyed Susan, Garden Phlox, Joe Pye Weed, Dense Blazing Star, Purple Coneflower
- Deer Resistant