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Bee Balm for hummingbirds is available in many varieties and colors.
The Scarlet Bee Balm is most preferred by hummingbirds. The spiky red and scarlet clusters beautify our gardens and the hummingbirds certainly enjoy them.
One of the first things we noticed after planting was the minty aroma of the leaves. Moranda is in the mint family and anyone can use the leaves to brew a unique and refreshing tea.
This plant is easy to grow and requires little maintenance. We love our Monarda and enjoy watching our hummingbirds hover around one of their favorite plants.
While there are more than enough hummingbirds and habitat, food supply is diminishing for these beautiful creatures. So we always encourage our friends, neighbors, and relatives to plant a hummingbird garden.
If you use fertilizers on your perennial garden, we recommend organic fertilizers since chemical fertilizers especially sprays can be harmful to hummingbirds.
Another great hummingbird attracting flower is the Phlox.
Visit the Planting Zone Section to see a list of hummingbird attracting flowers that will grow in your area.
Happy gardening for hummingbirds!
Here are a couple favorite "Bee Balm for Hummingbirds":
SUGAR BUZZ CHERRY MONARDA
Monarda are among our most favorite flowering plants. Plants grow to a height of 2-4 feet and are covered with blooms summer to early fall. Flowers produce a sweet nectar that is highly attractive to both hummingbirds and butterflies. Prefers to be planted in full sun, but we have had luck with only morning sun as well.
The tubular flowers are held in dense, terminal clusters. Each flower has both an upper and lower lip, which makes it very attractive to those helpful pollinators we all want to support.
This clear red is a fantastic choice, too. Hummingbirds can't get enough of this color!
SUGAR BUZZ GRAPE MONARDA
With sturdy, square-shaped and upright stems, Grape Bee Balm won't droop or sag. The plant develops a nice branching structure and a pert, rounded form.
It blooms a long time in summer, and the lush, dark green foliage fills out all the way to the ground. You'll love it's spicy-sweet fragrance when the leaves are crushed!
For a real treat, cut some of the wonderfully intricate blooms for indoor arrangements. Plant plenty of Grape Gumball in your cutting garden, so you can share with the hummingbirds.
Richly colored, tubular flowers are held in dense, terminal clusters. Because the flower has both an upper and lower lip, it is a very attractive nectar resource.
Hummingbirds, honeybees and butterflies can't get enough of these vibrant magenta blooms!