- Central Texas
- Full Sun
- Deer Resistant
- Attracts Pollinators
About This Plant
Sun. A tough, coarse annual wildflower with minty gray-green leaves. Common in fields and along Texas roadsides, its pink pom-poms are a standout in early summer when other wildflowers are going to seed.
In the landscape, treat beebalm like a wildflower; it needs no special care but appreciates some spring moisture for a good bloom. Give it room and sufficient air circulation to alleviate mildew.
The leaves have been used for a variety of respiratory ailments and even as a perfume.
Sow seed in fall or spring on bare soil. Allow the seedheads to brown before cutting back in summer.