The bee balm plant, or Monarda, grows best in a site that receives full sun to light shade. If planted in too much shade, it will bloom sparsely or not at all. Bee balm produces pink, red, lavender and white blooms throughout the summer months.
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Gwen Bruno has been a full-time freelance writer since 2009, with her gardening-related articles appearing on DavesGarden. She is a former teacher and librarian, and she holds a bachelor's degree in education from Augustana College and master's degrees in education and library science from North Park University and the University of Wisconsin.