Horsemint, Beebalm, Wild Bergamot
- Central Texas
- Full Sun
- 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.
2-3' H, 2-3' W
Clay, Sandy, Thin
Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Pollinators
Pink, Purple, White
May, June, July