Northeast Pollinator Plants
Monarda didyma (Bee Balm)
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Common Name: Bee Balm
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Birds
Use: Rain Garden, Naturalizing and Monarch Garden
Light: Full Sun to Part Sun
Hardiness Zone: 4 to 9 USDA Zone Map
Soils: Moist to Wet
Flower Time: Mid-July to Late August
Flower Color: Scarlet Red
Height: 2' - 4'
Notes: Monarda didyma (Beebalm) provides a great splash of red in the garden, special value to many pollinators. Does spread aggressively, so put where you want a lot of it. Noted as deer-resistant by UVM.
Host plant of
VT Bee Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN):
Bombus affinis (Rusty-Patched Bumble bee) presumed extinct!
Bombus fervidus (Golden Northern Bumble bee)
Bombus pensylvanicus (American Bumble bee)
Naturalized in New England, native to NY and Mid-Atlantic, US: Biota of North America Program (BONAP) – North American Plant Atlas (NAPA).