Beebalm (Monarda bradburiana) in the Bee Balms Database

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Botanical names:
Monarda bradburiana Accepted
Monarda villosa Synonym
Monarda rigida Synonym
Monarda bradburyana Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 1 to 2'
Plant Spread: 1 to 2'
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bi-Color: Pink to white and purple
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Other: Deadhead flowers to prolong bloom period.
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Will self-seed.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root


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Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 24, 2014 10:24 AM

Horsemint (Monarda bradburiana), native to the south central United States, is best grown in part sun. Unlike most Monardas, it seems to prefer medium to dry soil. Monarda bradburiana has special value to native bees and bumble bees and, like other Monarda, is attractive to hummingbirds. M. bradburiana also reportedly has some mildew resistance.

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