Bee Balm Plants

Not sure what flower I am growing

Zone 10019 | Livingsum added on July 13, 2019 | Answered

Can you please let me know. Also, it is early in the season and the leaves are already browning and the flowers are starting to fade. Anything I can do to revive? Thanks for you help! Picture attached.

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Answered on July 13, 2019

That appears to be Monarda fistulosa, also known as wild bergamot and bee balm. It is usually grown in full sun; blooms in July and has problems with powdery mildew. There are cultivars with red blooms. Here is an article on caring for your bergamot.

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