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Bee Balm

Monarda didyma 'Balmy Rose' PP26,567

Rose pink flowers arranged in large, shaggy heads with fragrant foliage.

Beebalm is a traditional favorite for the perennial border, with a striking display of richly-coloured flowers through the summer months. This more compact selection features rose coloured flowers, arranged in large, shaggy heads, an ideal size for the middle of a sunny border. Foliage is delightfully fragrant. Powdery mildew may be a problem in summer. Regular watering will help to prevent this. A favourite of both butterflies and hummingbirds. Beebalm spreads quickly: reduce clump size in early spring. Garden selections all have been bred from native North American wildflower species. Good heat tolerance. Flowers are edible. USPPP: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms mid to late summer

Mature Height:

8-10 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

4-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun,Partial Sun

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 65-72° F under high light levels. Keep soil moist but not overly wet or dry. Once actively growing, feed at 75-100 ppm N with each watering. Provide good air circulation and keep leaves dry to prevent disease. Pinch to increase branching habit. Finishes in 8-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in moist to wet soil in full sun or partial sun.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.