Eastern Beebalm

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Plant Information

Taxonomic Name: Monarda bradburiana
Common Name: Eastern Beebalm
Type: Herbaceous Perennial
Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8
Bloom Time: May to May
Height: 12-24 inches
Light Requirements: Full sun, Morning shade with afternoon sun, Morning sun with afternoon shade
Flower Color: Purple
Wildlife: Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Bees
Special Characteristics:
  • Native
  • short
  • compact
  • clump forming
  • Scented foliage
  • Brilliant fall color with leaves turning burgundy
  • Spreads slowly
  • does not reseed aggressively
  • Seedheads provide winter interest
  • Deadhead to prolong summer bloom
  • Resistant to powdering mildew
  • Rabbit tolerant
  • Deer tolerant