6 Easy-Care Midwest Native Plants
Bee balm (Monarda spp.)
Blooms Unique spidery dark pink, red or purple blossoms command attention summer to fall.
Attracts "It has a specialist pollinator: a small black bee," Charlotte says. "They coevolved, so without bee balm, we wouldn't have these bees." Butterflies and hummingbirds adore bee balm, too.