Bee Balm is resistant to deer and rabbits both so you stand a good chance of not having to run away any cute herbivore predators. There are a variety of colors from reds and pinks to purple and even white. It is recommended that deadheading flowers will bring promise of even more blooms. Bee balm plant Buy bee balm

Bee Balm perennial

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bee balm - Monarda

Bee Balm, native to North America, is a member of the mint family. It is some times referred to as Bergamont, Oswego tea or Horsemint. Being a perennial of low maintenance makes it a welcome part of any garden. The best time for planting is in spring and fall.  The roots are rhizomes. You will see seedlings in about 14 to 25 days. There are smaller varieties that would do well in container gardening, preferably 3 gallon containers with good drainage. The soil should be rich and moist with a pH of 6.0 to 6.7 though it can tolerate drought well. Its open, daisy-like shape and tubular petals bloom in late spring to early summer and reach a size of 1 or 2 inches. These colorful flowers will last one to two months. It is the foliage, not the flowers, that produce a fragrance that is loved by bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. It will attract almost any pollinator so it might be a good idea to plant away from high traffic areas. Bee Balm is resistant to deer and rabbits both so you stand a good chance of not having to run away any cute herbivore predators. There are a variety of colors from reds and pinks to purple and even white. It is recommended that deadheading flowers will bring promise of even more blooms. Bee Balm has multiple uses in both the kitchen and the medicine cabinet. You will find that it is an ingredient in mouthwash. 

 

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Bee Balm perennial is as visually distinct as it is beautiful. This sun-loving perennial thrives in well fertilized soil and presents with an abundant bushel of brightly colored blooms when planted in direct sunlight. However, a bit of afternoon shade allows this wildflower survive for an extended period.

Beebalm is known to attract hummingbirds and may be allowed to spread and large open meadows to increase your bird population. This member of the mint family should be spaced about 2 feet apart and mulched in the spring. Buds can be pinch as new growth appears to encourage more luxuriant growth. Plant should be cut back in the fall and may be prone to powdery mildew with poor circulation.



 

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    bee balm - Monarda

    Bee Balm, native to North America, is a member of the mint family. It is some times referred to as Bergamont, Oswego tea or Horsemint. Being a perennial of low maintenance makes it a welcome part of any garden. The best time for planting is in spring and fall.  The roots are rhizomes. You will see seedlings in about 14 to 25 days. There are smaller varieties that would do well in container gardening, preferably 3 gallon containers with good drainage. The soil should be rich and moist with a pH of 6.0 to 6.7 though it can tolerate drought well. Its open, daisy-like shape and tubular petals bloom in late spring to early summer and reach a size of 1 or 2 inches. These colorful flowers will last one to two months. It is the foliage, not the flowers, that produce a fragrance that is loved by bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. It will attract almost any pollinator so it might be a good idea to plant away from high traffic areas. Bee Balm is resistant to deer and rabbits both so you stand a good chance of not having to run away any cute herbivore predators. There are a variety of colors from reds and pinks to purple and even white. It is recommended that deadheading flowers will bring promise of even more blooms. Bee Balm has multiple uses in both the kitchen and the medicine cabinet. You will find that it is an ingredient in mouthwash. 

     

     Image result for bee balm Image result for bee balm

    Bee Balm perennial is as visually distinct as it is beautiful. This sun-loving perennial thrives in well fertilized soil and presents with an abundant bushel of brightly colored blooms when planted in direct sunlight. However, a bit of afternoon shade allows this wildflower survive for an extended period.

    Beebalm is known to attract hummingbirds and may be allowed to spread and large open meadows to increase your bird population. This member of the mint family should be spaced about 2 feet apart and mulched in the spring. Buds can be pinch as new growth appears to encourage more luxuriant growth. Plant should be cut back in the fall and may be prone to powdery mildew with poor circulation.



     

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    Description: Monarda didyma Hardy Planting Zones- 4-9 Sun or Shade – Partial Shade to Full Sun Mature Height - 3-4' Mature Width- 2-3' Bloom Season – Late Summer Gardener Status- Beginner