Latin Name: Monarda fistulosa

Type: Forb/Flower

Light: Sun / Part Sun

Moisture: Dry / Dry-Mesic / Mesic / Wet-Mesic

Soil: Sand / Loam / Clay

Size: 2-5 feet

Color: Lavender

Bloom Time: July / August

Description: This Monarda can be found growing in a wide range of dry, open spaces. The stems are square, typical of members of the mint family. It attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. When is goes to seed, finches can be seen shaking the plant to extract the seeds from the tubes. Combine with Culver's root.