Flowering Perennials: Characteristics and Culture

Bee-balm

  • Scientific name
    Monarda didyma
  • Height
    18 to 24 inches
  • Bloom period
    July to August
  • Color
    Red, pink, lavender, white
  • Light
    Full sun
  • Moisture
    Well drained, dry
  • Soil
    Loam
  • Relative ease of care
    Moderate
  • Remarks
    Other species available. Useful for hot, dry places. Also endures light shade.