No matter the name it goes by – beebalm, horsemint and lemon mint among them – this wildflower attracts a variety of pollinators with flowers that range from lavender to white.
Leaves are useful, too. They can be crushed and used as an insect repellent or brewed into a tea.
Size: 2 to 3 feet tall
Water: Drought tolerant
Bloom: May through July
Cultivation: Sow seed in fall
Latin name: Monarda citriodora
Tracy Hobson Lehmann …read more