Red beebalm, Monarda didyma
Red beebalm, (Monarda didyma). Extension Photo: Chris Enroth
At a Glance
  • Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Sun/Shade
  • Mature Height: 2 - 4 Feet
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9
  • Soil Conditions: Moist, Well-Drained
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Bloom Color: Lavender, Pink, Purple, Red
  • Bloom Season: June - August
  • Size: Medium

Features of Beebalm


Beebalm is a late and long flowering perennial that forms large clumps of color. Good for cutting and aromatic foliage. It spreads due to rhizomes.


  • It required moist, well-drained soil in sun to partial sun location.
  • Provide good air circulation to prevent mildew.
  • Avoid dry soils to ensure quality foliage but at the same time dry soils help to keep the plant somewhat in check and from spreading too much.
  • Divide every 3-4 years to maintain vigor.
  • Deadhead to prolong bloom.