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Bee Balm Monarda

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$4.99
Bloom Color
Pink,
Bloom Season
Spring, Summer,
Bloom Season
Spring, Summer,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Sun & Shade, Full Sun,
Exposure
Sun & Shade, Full Sun,
Usage
Flower Gardens & Beds, Flowering,
Usage
Flower Gardens & Beds, Flowering,

Reviews (1)

  • 4
    Bees and Butterflies

    Posted by Jane on 1st Apr 2017

    This plant is amazing at the amount of bees and butterflies that it attracts when in bloom

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round

Description

Bee Balm

 

Bee Balm Monarda is an important plant that should be grown in all gardens. Its fragrant flowers have a vibrant color that attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. This is important because they are all pollinators that can help ensure that you have a bountiful harvest of flowers and vegetables each year. Bee balm is related to the mint family of plants, so it is safe to have around pets and children. For those who enjoy edible plants with their meals, it provides a colorful, delicious accent. Some people like to add it as a garnish to desserts and salads. It can also be made into a tincture that is an effective antiseptic for treating skin wounds. A tea made from bee balm can be gargled twice a day to heal mouth ulcers and sore throats too. Though it can be grown during the summer months in northern regions, this perennial does best when it is planted in their zones because winters with negative temperatures can potentially kill it off. The soil that it is planted in should be well-drained and have a pH of about 6.0-6.7. 

 

Bee Balm Monarda plant can survive in drier soil for a short period, but it prefers to be regularly watered.

 

Plant it in a part of your garden that gets several hours of full sun each day. Bee balm spreads out with each year that passes by. Because of this, it should be planted at 2-foot intervals within the garden. It can be divided up annually to propagate more plants once it gets large enough. Only divide the plant in the early spring after the last frost has passed. If it is divided up too late into the growing season, it can potentially deter the usual summer flowering of the plant. Bee balm flowers form exquisitely complex blooms with pink and purple formations rivaling the most dynamic multicolored glass sculptures of Venice. 

Bee Balm Monarda bring great life to the garden both in their beauty and colorful vibrancy and in their ability to draw the most welcome wildlife visitors.

 

Bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies love bee balm for its nectar and pollen, which is abundant in the buds of bee balm flowers. You’ll have these visitors coming through the day to visit the choice buffet which is your garden’s bee balm beds.Bee balm also has multiple culinary and herbal medicinal uses adding a practicality that is relevant to the health of the gardener who grows them.They grow from spring to fall, but they are at their best in the heat of summer. Plant bee balm in the sunniest parts of your garden for the healthiest and most vital blooms. Bee Balm Monarda