Monarda, or bee balm, is a North American native, so it's easy and adaptable in home gardens around the country. Plus, it's loved by beneficial pollinators like bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and their fascinating mimic—the hummingbird moth. It's a beautiful performer, too, this variety pops with hot color on fluffy blooms. The leaves are gorgeously fragrant and can be used as an herbal tea that tastes a lot like mint tea. It's a favorite in charming cottage gardens and sun-soaked perennial beds. It will also tolerate shaded spots, but can get leggy there, so you'll need to keep up on pruning. Deer tend not to eat Bee Balm. Monarda didyma 'Marshall's Delight'