Bee Balm (Monarda fistulosa) A very fragrant plant, while it is growing and after it has been cut. Bee balm flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Each tube-shaped flower has a specialized lower landing pad to assist busy pollinators. Deer and rabbits tend to leave this plant alone. Bee balm is an attractive flowering herb with spicy edible flowers.
75 seeds per packet $3.50
Planting Instructions: Sow indoors late February to mid-March after 4-5 weeks of cold stratification, or direct sow in early spring when only a light frost is still possible. Lightly cover seeds with soil. Thin or space transplants 18-24 inches apart. Seeds can also be directly sown in October. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 15-21°C. Seeds sprout in 10-40 days.