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any aromatic, erect plant belonging to the genus Monarda, of the mint family, native to North America, including horsemint and Oswego tea.

Monarda is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Monarda books and related discussion.

Suggested Pdf Resources

Issue 12 - pdf 8124 PE Notes
Monarda is undeniably one of the showiest summer-blooming perennials, and the flash of its vibrant-colored flowers is positively captivating.
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Purple Bergamot (Monarda media) Plant Fact Sheet
Plant Fact Sheet. PURPLE BERGAMOT. Monarda media Willd.
MF2605 Beebalm/Monarda
Several Monarda species are native to North America. They are in the mint Monarda is native to much of North America, from the Great Plains east.
Monarda whatsnative 2-1-10
Monarda didyma is known to have a calming effect on bees and yields a high amount of nectar, hence Monarda will also attract butterflies and hummingbirds .

Suggested News Resources

September's Labors & Monthly Calendar of Regional Gardening Events
Photo: Butterfly on native Monarda above Butte Meadows. August 27 – Redding: McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens at Turtle Bay: Walk With Lisa Endicott, Horticultural Manager 11 am. Bring your notebooks and camera!
Divide Shasta Daisies, Rudbeckia, Monarda, and Astilbes in early spring. Dividing your perennials is an easy and economical way to expand your garden. What's too floppy?
3 Apple Valley Gardens Hosting Celebrations for Community Garden Day
By Allison Wickler (File photo) Butterflies are abundant on Pat Stevesand's monarda and Joe Pye weed.
Queen of the Vines
Roses, monkshoods, lilies, bellflowers and Monarda are just a few displaying their finery in full force and effect.
August in the garden means time for planning
Examples include Anemone, Campanula, Dicentra, Delphinium, Geranium, Hosta, Monarda, tall garden phlox and Veronica. This is the perfect time to plan your attack. Moving perennials in the fall is a great way to reduce your work in the spring.

Suggested Web Resources

Monarda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Monarda didyma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Monarda, Bee Balm
Bee Balm Monarda Botanical Name: Monarda. Type: Perennial.
PLANTS Profile for Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot) | USDA PLANTS
A PLANTS profile of Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot) from the USDA PLANTS database.
Bee Balm Plants, How to grow and care for a Monarda Didyma
How to grow and care for Bee Balm Plants in your garden, with light and watering requirements, growing tips and photos.

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