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Bee Balm Mix
The richly colored flowers of bee balm are perfect for fast-growing borders. Each brilliant bloom explodes like reworks atop the tall stems. Hummingbirds really love the big blooms.
3 total plants mixed.
Botanical Name: Monarda didyma
Sun Exposure: Partial Shade/Full Sun
Height/Habit: 2 - 3'
Spread: 15 - 18"
Spacing: 12 - 24"
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9 (-20 degrees F)
Foliage Type: Medium green leaves, ovate to lanceolate 3-6" long, downy on the underside of the leaves.
Flower Form: 2" terminal cluster, surrounded by bracts - "spidery" tubular flowers in whorls.
Flower Color: Pink, red, white, or purple.
Flowering Date: Early to mid summer.
Planting Requirements: Plant crown 1/2" below the soil surface. Plants are susceptible to powdery mildew - thin to increase air circulation in established clumps.
Soil Requirements: Well drained moisture retentive soil
Growth Rate: Moderate to fast.
Unique Characteristics: It is a good plant for the perennial garden with bright color on strong sturdy stems. Very attractive to hummingbirds. Used in some oils and perfumes to mask odor of ill-smelling chemicals.
Pruning: Thin in spring; cut back to ground in fall.
Additional Information: Practice clean cultivation at all times. Preventative applications of fungicide will help control mildew. Divide in spring to maintain vigor (at least every 3 years; fertilize when replanting) Not drought tolerant. Locate where spreading tendencies won't be a problem.