Scarlet Beebalm

Scarlet Beebalm

Monarda Didyma

Container Size: Quart

Featured Plant Category: Pollinator Plants

Bloom Time: July to August

Bloom Color: Red

Soil Moisture: Medium to Wet

Soil Type: Medium to wet, rich and humusy

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9



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Beebalm can be found in bottomlands, moist woods and streambanks. This mint family member is clump forming. The tubular, showy flowers are a bright scarlet-red that can be used in floral displays. Its bright red flower is also very attractive to hummingbirds and other pollinators. Beebalm can be used in the landscape as an herb, in a rain garden, or to naturalize. Spreads by both rhizomes and self-seeding. The leaves have a minty refreshing scent when bruised or crushed. Can tolerate rabbits, deer, clay soils, and black walnut trees.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 3.5 × 3.5 × 12 in
Container Size


Bloom Time

July to August

Bloom Color


Soil Moisture

Medium to Wet

Soil Type

Medium to wet, rich and humusy.

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone


Other Names

crimson beebalm, scarlet monarda, Oswego tea, bergamot, horsemint