Monarda Balmy™ Lilac Bee Balm

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A dwarf native plant

Monarda Balmy™ Lilac Bee Balm is a showy perennial that flowers from late spring through summer. Early and heavy blooming, the plant sets shaggy, globular bright pink-lilac flower heads. Borne singly atop long, willowy square stems, the boldly colored, nectar-rich blossoms come in abundance; attract tons of bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds; and make excellent cuts for vase or floral arrangements.

A Monarda didyma variety, commonly called bee balm or bergamot, Monarda Balmy Lilac is a clump-forming herbaceous plant with a compact, clump-forming habit of lance-shaped foliage that emits a minty, sage-like scent when crushed or bruised. The plant is moderately vigorous, rhizomatous, and self-seeding, so it forms colonies over time. An attractive plant even when not in bloom, monarda is shown to best effect when mass planted in borders and beds but fits nicely in a container.

Bee balm grows best in sunny locations with rich, moist, well-draining soils but tolerates heavier clay. In hot summer climates, some shade may be beneficial. Although the plant is mildew resistant, providing good air circulation helps combat disease. The plant is deer and rabbit resistant. Deadheading spent flowers promotes blooming.

A native plant, monarda is indigenous to North America. Native plants are not only beautiful but also environmentally friendly. Naturally adapted to the climate and soil conditions of the region, they thrive without fertilizers or extra watering, once established. They also act as natural pest controls, reducing the need for pesticides in the garden. Landscaping with native plants promotes biodiversity and provides shelter and quality food for wildlife and pollinators, bringing gardens to life.


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Genus Monarda
Species didyma
Variety 'Balbalmac'
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 4 - 9
Bloom Start to End Late Spring - Late Summer
Habit Mound-shaped
Plant Height 12 in
Plant Width 10 in
Additional Characteristics Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Hummingbird Lovers, Native
Bloom Color Lavender, Purple
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Containers
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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