Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Monarda fistulosa


Full Sun
Cut Flowers
Attracts Birds
Attracts Butterflies

Monarda fistulosa (Lamiaceae)
(mo-NAR-da fist-ew-LO-sa)
Bee Balm

This is a straight species crop of Monarda fistulosa grown from seed collected here in Orange County, NC, and generously shared with us by the UNC Botanical Garden. Lovely, pale-lavender flowers in summer atop vigorous plants that show superior drought tolerance and mildew resistance. One of the richest sources of nectar for bees and other pollinators. Grows 3-4' tall, and spreads into a sizable swath over time. Great for a meadow, or naturalizing in an open area.

Bloom color: lavender
Bloom period: early-summer
Height: 3-4'
Spread: 3-4'
Zones: 3-10

Container size: Qt.
Price: $12
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