Also called Bradbury’s Bee Balm, this Monarda is shorter and more compact than the popular classic prairie plant Monarda fistulosa, or Wild Bergamot. Bradbury’s Monarda is an excellent choice for home landscaping, tolerating sun and shade conditions and average garden soil. Like all Bee Balm species, it has a wonderful minty smell, is deer resistant, and will attract many pollinating insects. It has been slower for us to get established and is a US native vs an Ohio native. The 2 foot height and early blooms make it a welcome garden plant.