One of the best things about wildflowers is how easy they are to grow and maintain, but designing a thoughtful wildflower garden can take time, research, and knowledge of when each variety blooms. To make your wildflower planting that much easier, we’ve put together some of our favorite easy-to-gr… Read More →
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Fragrant, colorful natives attract pollinators into late summer
Bee Balm (aka Bergamot) are aromatic, native wildflowers with showy, lasting blooms. Colorful flowerheads develop atop thick foliage and attract many pollinators – including hummingbirds and the elusive (but fascinating) hummingbird moth. Bee Balm blooms later in the season, providing color and supplying nectar well into the fall. This wildflower prefers dry to medium-dry soils, so create raised mounds if you’re trying to plant in wet areas. Excellent cut flower.
This native beauty boasts pale yellow blooms with purple spots. Also known as Spotted Bee Balm and Horsemint, this Monarda has a lovely thyme scent and has been used in teas and for other medicinal purposes. Spotted Bee Balm is drought tolerant and thrives in dry, sandy conditions, requiring little water and upkeep. Growing to be 40” tall, this Bee Balm attracts an abundance of pollinators to the summer garden or meadow. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
Bradbury’s Monarda is a versatile, compact prairie plant, making it the perfect choice for almost any garden or meadow. This easy-to-grow native wildflower tolerates both sun and shade and average soil. The light pink blooms have a lovely minty fragrance and will attract a variety of bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to the mid-season garden. (Perennial) Learn More →