Explodes with very large bright red flowers just as summer begins. If you are looking for a plant that guarantees hummingbirds - this is it. The little birds can not resist the huge, nectar rich flowers, and will dart in and out of the garden all day feeding on them. The leaves smell like mint when rubbed and can be used to flavor teas. Deer hate it! Has long been used medicinally.
Full sun and moist garden soil. Does not like to dry out for extended periods of time.
Grows to 3-4 ft tall. When happy, Bee Balm will colonize and spread. It's not considered invasive, but give it room.