Add to GuideAsk a Question
To Top

What is this Plant? Bee Balm

It is not uncommon for volunteer plants to come up in your garden, leaving you baffled as to what they are. Identifying them is sometimes difficult. This is a guide about, "What is this plant?" (bee balm).


Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

By 0 found this helpful
August 3, 2009

What is this plant? My mom has this growing out by her driveway. We don't know where it came from. She had thrown a packet of zinnia seeds out along the drive and they came up beautifully.

This plant must have been mixed in with them. We like how the stem comes out from the middle of the flower up to the next flower then out the middle again. Right now it stands 4 to 4-1/2 feet tall. Bees and butterflies love it.

Hardiness Zone: 7a

By Linda from E. TN


August 4, 20090 found this helpful
Best Answer

Your plant is called Bee Balm. It is an herb. It is highly attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Be careful though, it spreads voraciously. It is a perennial and will return each spring. It is truly a beautiful plant to have in the garden.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

August 4, 20090 found this helpful

It looks to me as a pincushion plant. Do a search on the internet for that and see what you think.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
August 4, 20090 found this helpful

Thank you and I did look but I didn't find any like this one. It appears that this has at least three flowers on the same stem.

It's a little hard to tell from the picture above. I'm adding a second picture to see if it shows more clearly how the stem comes out of the middle of one flower and up to the next flower then out it's middle up to the next.

I'll be back over to see it this evening so maybe I can get a better picture.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
August 4, 20090 found this helpful

I think you are right. I always thought they only were red.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Read More Answers
Related Content
In This Guide
Mystery Plant
What is This Garden Plant?
Home and Garden Gardening Plant Info What Is This PlantFebruary 27, 2017
Princess Tree (Paulownia tomentosa)
What is This Plant? Empress or Princess Tree (Paulownia tomentosa)
A girl putting on lip balm.
Cleaning Lip Balm Stains From Clothing
Plain White Lip Balm on Blue Background
Homemade Lip Balm Recipes
Plumeria (Frangipani)
What is This Plant? Plumeria (Frangipani)
Thanksgiving Ideas!
Halloween Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/10/17 14:16:54 in 2 secs. ⛅️️ ⚡️
Loading Something Awesome!