Also known as: Spotted Beebalm, Horsemint
Native Horsemint, Beebalm is an excellent clump-forming perennial herb for the hummingbirds! Flowers are round-heads with two-lipped tubular blooms that vary in color from lavender to violet or pale pink to deep pink. Bee balm has so many valves not only for wildlife also use as an herb for flavoring foods, a fragrance for personal and home, making tea and as cut flowers.
Hardiness Zone: 5-10
Light: Full sun
Mature Growth: 2-4 feet high spacing 2-3 feet
Soil: Average to dry, tolerants sandy dry location, drought tolerant once established.
Habitat: Dry to mesic – sandhills, pine flatwoods, and disturbed areas
Wildlife: Flowers are attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies, bees & birds for seeds