Also known as Bee Balm or Bergamot. Slender, tubular flowers of scarlet and pink grow on long 100 cm (40") stems. Leaves have a minty aroma when brushed. The plants do best in moist soil in semi-shaded locations. The flowers are absolutely irresistible to hummingbirds and bees. Perfect specimen for mass plantings and the back of large perennials. Bee balm does require irrigation during periods of drought however do avoid overhead watering as this specie is susceptible to powdery mildew..