Scarlet Beebalm

Monarda didyma


In Stock
Key Features

2 to 4'

Container Size


Bloom Time

July, August

Bloom Color


Soil Moisture

Medium, Moist, Wet

Soil Type

Medium to wet, rich and humusy.

Hardiness Zone

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Light Requirements

Part shade, Part Sun, Full sun


Illinois, Maryland

  • Description

    Scarlet Beebalm (Monarda didyma) can be found in bottomlands, moist woods, and streambanks. This mint family member is clump forming and can become quite robust once established. The tubular, showy flowers are a bright scarlet-red that can be used in floral displays. Its flowers are very attractive to hummingbirds, swallowtail butterflies, native bees, and many other pollinators. Beebalm can be used in the landscape as an herb, in a rain garden, or to naturalize. It spreads by both rhizomes and self-seeding. The leaves have a minty refreshing scent when bruised or crushed, and the Oswego people of New York state famously used this plant as a tea. It can tolerate rabbits, deer, clay soils, and black walnut trees. Scarlet Beebalm is a larval host to the orange mint moth, raspberry pyrausta, and the hermit sphinx moth (similar to the one pictured above).

  • Shipping Information

    We ship from two locations:

    • Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

    • Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

    Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.

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