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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    06 / 15 / 2013

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Summer

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Peachtree City

  • State

    Georgia

  • Posted by

    mb78527

Notes:

Moved into our house two years ago, so not sure of all plantings in the yard. Last year these plants came up. We honestly thought they were weeds and pulled them. This year they returned so we left them alone. Started to bloom about a week or so ago. Still kind of think they look like weeds. Saw a hummingbird visit it today. Any ideas?

Comments

  • Gene Unregistered says:

    It IS Bee Balm. Be careful as it is quite invasive. A plus is that it is deer resistant.

    June 20th, 2013 at 1:42pm

  • Gray Unregistered says:

    It is all of the above!

    June 20th, 2013 at 12:15pm

  • Taz Registered says:

    Monarda IS Bee Balm (common name)

    June 20th, 2013 at 11:50am

  • Athena Unregistered says:

    Monarda IS Bee Balm!

    June 20th, 2013 at 10:27am

  • Kimberly Unregistered says:

    Looks like Bee Balm to me as well.

    June 20th, 2013 at 10:33am

  • Leslie Champion Unregistered says:

    It is bee balm… the more invasive type. It’s pretty but gets too long-legged and spreads rapidly. A more compact variety with a purple blossom is more controllable and still attracts lots of bees.

    June 20th, 2013 at 10:29am

  • Joyce Unregistered says:

    I understand it is called bee balm and red monarda. I have always called it horsemint because that is the name my Aunt Tillie called it when she dug up a clump and gave it to me. Rub a leaf between your fingers and you will smell the mint.

    June 20th, 2013 at 9:33am

  • lou Flower Fanatic says:

    I thought this was bee balm. Lou

    June 18th, 2013 at 5:30pm

  • Mandy Registered says:

    Thank you for the info Green Thumb!

    June 17th, 2013 at 9:32am

  • hortiphoto Master Identifier says:

    That’s a Monarda, commonly known as Bergamot ( http://www.botanicalstockphotos.com/cat677.htm ), not to be confused with the bergamot citrus, which is a very different plant.

    June 15th, 2013 at 8:08pm

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