Monardas are great easy to grow border plants with a very long flowering period. They are happy in fertile water retentive soil and will grow in full sun as in semi-shade. Look well with Persicaria amplexicaule and Sanguisorbas.
There are a bewildering assortment of Monarda ‘Bee-‘ cultivars now. But for all their slightly naff marketing they are reliable, floriferous, mildew-resistant varieties that we’ve found to perform well. Monarda Bee-Bright produces large white flowers and a compact habit.