This listing is for one packet of Bradbury’s Monarda (Monarda bradburnia) seeds. Each packet contains roughly 50 seeds. For best germination of native species, remember to scatter seeds November-January!A.k.a. Bradbury’s monarda. The little sibling of the better known wild bee balm! A short monarda that prefers poor, dryer soils, but adapts well to average, well drained beds. Often sought after for more formal plantings due to its more compact, “well behaved” form. Like other monarda, it supports a wide variety of pollinators! Like most mints, its strong tasting foliage is generally avoided by deer.
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture: Mesic, Dry Mesic
Soil Type: Rocky
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Jun-Jul
Root Type: Rhizome
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bees, beeflies, butterflies, skippers, hummingbird moths, and hummingbirds. Hosts moths such as the hermit sphinx and grey marvel, and some smaller insects. Foliage has a strong taste and is rarely browsed.