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Bee Balm

Botanical Name
Monarda didyma
Hardiness
Zones 4 to 9
Height
2 to 4 feet
Width
3 feet
Flowers
Summer: scarlet red, pink, white, wine red, purple, violet
Light
Full sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Divide every 3 years to prevent spread of this aggressive perennial
  • Provide generous spacing and air circulation to help prevent powdery mildew and rust
  • Do not allow soil to dry out
Problems
Powdery mildew, rust
Varieties
  • Cambridge Scarlet - 3', bright scarlet flowers
  • Blue Stocking, Colrain Red, Gardenview Scarlet, Marshall's Delight, Sunset, Violet Queen - mildew resistant
  • Granite Pink - dwarf, 10-12"

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