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Bee Balm

Monarda didyma. Easy to grow, and low maintenance and drought-tolerant once established. Direct sow from early spring until two months before the first fall frost date. Bee friendly. Deer resistant. Perennial. Summer flowering. Height: 24" to 36".

Average seed life: 1 year.

The Bee Balm Mixture

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Our fabulous Bee Balm Mixture is comprised of upright pink, red, scarlet and crimson heirlooms with bergamot-orange-scented foliage. Loved by bumblers and hummingbirds, the frilly flowers are edible and lovely in fresh and dried bouquets. HZ: 3-9.

One packet of about 175 seeds
Catalog #7890
  • Buy 10 for $3.45 each and save 11%
  • Buy 50 for $2.90 each and save 25%

Availability: In stock


Gardening Tips

Bee Balm Sowing Instructions
Planting Depth
Seed Spacing:2”-3”
Plant Spacing:12”-15”
Days to Germination:15-20 days
Germination Temperature:70°-75°F

Monarda didyma. Easily grown, The Bee Balm Mixture should be direct-sown outside from early spring up to 2 months before the first fall frost date. Prepare a bed in full to partial sunlight with rich, extremely well-draining soil. Sow seeds on top of the soil, barely covering seeds, pressing firmly onto the soil surface, as light aids germination. Bee Balm may also be started indoors 8 weeks before transplanting out after all threat of spring frost has passed. Provide even moisture, strong light and air circulation. Harden off the seedlings by gradually acclimating them outside for a week to 10 days before transplanting out. Transplants should be watered regularly to help establish a mature root system. Once established, it is drought tolerant. Summer flowering. Height: 2' to 3'.

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