Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Where Wildflowers Grow

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA


Monarda didyma - Scarlet Beebalm

Ohio Native Plant - Natural Range

Monarda didyma

To view the natural range of Scarlet Beebalm visit the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service website

Native Plant of the Year -LEAP (Lake Erie Allegheny Partnership for Biodiversity) - Native Plant of the Year 2014 - 

Monarda didyma
Monarda didyma loving our front yard!
Monarda didyma
Monarda didyma

Wildlife Significance

Monarda didyma

Pollinated by -
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds & butterflies mainly fritillaries 

Nectar Attracts -Hummingbirds, native bees, bumble bees and Swallowtail butterflies

Not desirable to mammals - The aroma of this plant discourages mammals from consuming it.
For more information  Visit the Illinois Wildflower website

Plant/seed Provenance - Monarda didyma

Amanda's Garden, Springwater, NY - 2013 - Nodding Onion Gardens -2014 to present
 Scarlet Beebalm
Scarlet Beebalm

Cultivation Information

Scarlet Beebalm

Height - 3 to 4 feet
Flower Color - Red
Blooms - May to October
Sun- Sun - part shade
Hardy Zone - 3 to 9

Soil - Moist to wet, fertile - grows naturally along sunny river banks

Susceptible to Powdery Mildew - To reduce increase air flow, grow in full sun, divide plants when colony become dense

Family - Lamiaceae- Mint Family
Monarda didyma
Scarlet Beebalm
 Scarlet Bergamot!!
Hummingbirds love Scarlet Bergamot!!