White bee balm
Botanical Name: Monarda clinopodia
Plant Family: Mint (Lamiacea)
Description: A 2-4 ft. perennial with head-like clusters of tubular white to pink flowers atop square stems with large oval leaves. The leaves give off the scent of mint when bruised.
Growing Conditions: From full sun to part shade. Prefers rich, moist acidic soils.
Bloom Time: July through August
Bloom Color: White to pink
Benefit to pollinators/wildlife: Highly attractive to native bees, bumble bees, and honey bees. Nectar source for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.
Native Status: Native to PA
Location in habitat: Pollinator Demonstration Garden