Monarda didyma

Bee Balm

$ 11.95

Item #: 1147r
Pot Size: full quart


Plant Description

Monardas are plants belonging to the mint family. As such, they have square stems, aromatic foliage and characteristic, showy, unusual flower heads which often form tiers of more or less globose (rounded) flower clusters around the stems. They are widely spreading clump formers - meaning that in good soil, expect your clump to take off! They all prefer full sun and average to moist soil. Bee Balm has deep blood red flowers with reddish bracts from July to September. It grows to three feet tall with rich green leaves. A standard in the perennial garden, Bee Balm will also thrive in wet natural areas. Attracts hummingbirds. Colors available are rich red, rose pink, or burgundy.

 

Characteristics

Rain Garden

Deer Resistant

Butterfly Plant

Hummingbird Plant

Native Plant

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial, Ground cover

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny, Half and half

Soil Condition

Average, Organic

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Moist

Size

full quart

Height

36in or taller, 24 to 36in

Flower Color

Red, scarlet, Rose, Purple

Bloom Time

Late summer, Mid summer

Spread

24in

Hardiness Zones

4, 5, 6, 7, 8