Scientific Name: Monarda didyma
Common Name: Bee Balm, Bergamot
Hardiness Zone: 4a – 8b
Hardiness Degree: -30°F (-34.4°C)
Blooming Season: Summer
Plant Habit: Columnar, Upright
Characteristics: Attracts Hummingbirds, Fragrant Flowers, Scented Foliage, Heat Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Frost Tolerant, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Attracts Bees
Fertilize: Once a month
Spacing: 18 – 36″ (46 – 91cm)
Height: 14 – 24″ (36 – 61cm)
Width: 16 – 32″ (41 – 81cm)
Exposure: Partial Sun, Sun
General Information: Butterflies can’t resist the vibrant flowers of this Summer-blooming perennial.
Strong stems lined with dark green, mildew-resistant leaves form a mid-sized clump that is perfect for the middle of the border.
Try cutting a few blossoms for fresh bouquets.
Well-suited to the middle of the flower border. All colors in this series are similar in size, bloom time and vigor, making them easy for growers to schedule. These vigorous cultivars will fill out a container nicely with their dark green, mildew-resistant foliage, but won’t overrun the garden.
Hot pink flowers.
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Maintenance Notes: Prefers rich, moist soil and full sun but also grows well in ordinary garden soil and part shade. This hardy selection is mildew resistant.
•Growing monarda near tomatoes in the garden is said to improve the health and flavor of the tomatoes.
•Monarda is the natural source of the antiseptic Thymol, the primary active ingredient in some kinds of mouthwash.
•Monarda didyma has a long history of being used by some tribes of Native Americans as a medicinal plant to cure skin infections, minor wounds and even excessive cases of gas.
Grown and shipped in quart pots.