This dwarf variety of beebalm is an early flowering powerhouse. Hummingbirds, butterflies and other beneficial insects will be drawn to the bright, pinkish purple flowers. The deep green foliage has a minty fragrance and the charming flowers are edible. Both deer and rabbits tend to leave this plant alone. Plant in sunny, well-drained sites near the front of the border. Disease resistant.
Full, compact plants provide a pop of vibrant color
Hummingbird and butterfly magnate!
Deer and rabbit resistant
Fragrant foliage and edible flowers
Good resistance to powdery mildew
Map Credit: The Biota of North America Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
The common name beebalm comes from the old practice of using crushed leaves to sooth bee stings. The leaves were also used by Oswego Indians and early settlers as tea. Hence the other common name, Oswego tea.