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Monarda bradburiana - Beebalm

Perennials

Monarda bradburiana

Beebalm

Monarda bradburiana, commonly called beebalm, is a common Missouri native perennial mint family member that grows typically to 1-2' tall. Pale pink to whitish, purple-spotted flowers appear in dense, globular, solitary, terminal heads atop square stems. Each flower head is rests upon a whorl of showy, purplish-tinged, leafy bracts. Flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies. The leaves may be used in teas. Long summer bloom period and good mildew resistance. 

Additional:

A native Monarda for drier soil!

Beebalm Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Best grown in dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Tolerates somewhat poor soils and some drought. Plants need good air circulation. Deadhead flowers to prolong summer bloom.

Height:

12-24 in

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Spread:

12-24 in

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Hardiness Zone:

4 - 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Monarda bradburiana

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Attributes
Native
Drought Tolerant
Naturalizing
Border or Bed
Great Foliage
Mass Planting
Great Companion Plants for Monarda bradburiana
Beard Tongue Beard Tongue (Penstemon digitalis 'Dakota™ Burgundy')
Blue Grama Grass Blue Grama Grass (Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition')
Missouri Primrose Missouri Primrose (Oenothera macrocarpa (missouriensis) )
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