Green Neighbors Program

The Clark County Green Neighbors Program was developed and is maintained by Clark County Solid Waste and Environmental Outreach to assist citizens with developing more sustainable lifestyles and building a strong environmental community in Clark County. Solid waste regional planning and programs are a cooperative effort of Battle Ground, Camas, Clark County, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver, Washougal, and Yacolt. Funding for this project provided by a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology.

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Plant Information

Beebalm is a very important addition to any gardener looking to attract butterflies. Morphology: This is an herbaceous perennial which grows to 3’ in height and 2’-3’ in width. It features square stems and large, oval shaped leaves (2”-5” long) which are set in an opposite arrangement. Flowers first appear in June and extend into the end of August. Multiple tubular flowers are set close together in 2” wide clusters at the apex of the stems. They are attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. If dead-headed new flowers will appear all summer long. Adaptation: Beebalm does well in full sun or partial shade. It will perform its best under conditions where the site never dries out. Beebalm is a very important plant for butterfly gardener. Pests: Beebalm is very susceptible to powdery mildew. Overcrowding and stress from too little watering can bring on the disease.

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MODI full PB (©2020 Patricia Babbitt), MODI flower PB (©2020 Patricia Babbitt), MODI leaf PB (©2020 Patricia Babbitt)
About the Master Gardeners Natural Gardens
The demonstration gardens are meant to show different ways to practice earth-friendly techniques at home. There are eight beautiful backyard example gardens that fit any yard size or preference.
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