I discovered Flower Friday while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks. I decided to start sharing some flower pictures from our gardens along with some information about them. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more!
This week’s share:
Monarda (Bee Balm)
I started growing monarda about eight years ago, solely for the butterflies. I started with pink, but it only lasted a few years. This batch in the photo was started from seed about four years ago. It just keeps producing and coming back with more every year.
My plan this year is to grow some different colors like red and dark pink. I’ll be sure to update how it goes.
- Scientific name: Monarda
- Higher classification: Nepetoideae
- Family: Lamiaceae
- Native to North America
- Hardiness: zones 4-9