BEE BALM, MONARDA
This wildflower Bergamot has very attractive and full lilac colored flowers, and aromatic foliage! It is native to prairie and savanna communities, blooming from July through to September. As it is a wildflower, these plants are able to withstand adverse conditions like poor soil, or drought.
Bee Balm are an ideal food for pollinators, and especially humming birds! Each flower is comprised of multiple long tubular flowers that easily hold nectar. Bee Balm plants are easy to grow, and are not fussy. Plants form large, tidy clumps, slowly growing larger each year, but not becoming invasive and never self seeding around the garden.
Height: Average 4 feet, can vary from 3-5 feet (mix)
Hardiness zones: 3-9
Seeds per pack: 20
Germination: These seeds are very easy to germinate! Place the seeds on the surface of a seed-start mix, and water in. Keep at room temperature (20C/71F) and keep continually moist until plants begin to grow. Germination takes approximately 2 weeks. Once plants are established they are somewhat drought tolerant.