Bee Balm, Oswego Tea, Horsemint
Native to eastern North America. Bushy, leafy clumps grow to 2–4 ft. high with an initial width of about 1 1/2 ft.; after that, they spread rapidly at the edges but are not really invasive. Dark green, 4–6-in.-long leaves have a strong, pleasant odor like a blend of mint and basil. In summer, upright stems are topped by tight clusters of long-tubed flowers much visited by hummingbirds. Divide every 3 or 4 years. Not long-lived in areas with warm winters and long, hot summers.Monarda didyma
The basic species has scarlet flowers surrounded by reddish bracts. All bloom over a long period of 2 months or more when spent flowers are removed. Don’t let soil dry out.
The basic species has scarlet flowers surrounded by reddish bracts. All bloom over a long period of 2 ...
Native from central Europe to Siberia. To 1 1/2 ft. high, 1 ft. wide. Pale blue or white flowers ...
Plants and flowers resemble those of medium-size campanulas. Blue or white, drooping, bell-shaped flow...