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Spotted Bee Balm

Spotted Bee Balm

Spotted Bee Balm, a native Eastern Canada and Eastern United States plant, is not the showiest flower around- however, it attracts bees, moths, and hummingbirds, as well as beneficial predatory wasps that can help reduce grubs and pest populations. 

We purchased this plant before it bloomed and were surprised by the shape and color of the blooms. It’s been quite interesting to observe. One downside for us though, is that while humans appreciate the aromatic foliage of spotted bee balm, deer, rabbits, and other voracious mammals will leave the plant alone because they are put off by the smell…
That might explain why Cotton-tail Rabbits haven’t been around as much since blooms started. Some folks may say that’s good. Not us. This has been the first time wild rabbits have found a home here.
(Fact finding help- The Spruce)

Curious by nature?

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