Bee Balm is a perennial that grows best in low-lying, moist soil and is great for planting in those problem areas of your landscape. Bee Balm is a member of the mint family and will give off an orange-spice fragrance when touched. The entire Bee Balm plant is edible for humans, but deer seem to find it distasteful. Bee Balm will grow to between 2-4 feet high with very little help and blooms come in a wide range of colors. Reportedly, the purple bloom shades are best for repelling deer.