Scientific Name : Monarda didyma
Common Name : Bee Balm
Hardiness Zone : 4a - 9b
Hardiness Degree : -30°F (-34°C)
Blooming Season : Summer, Late Summer, Late Spring
Plant Habit : Upright
Characteristics : Heat Tolerant, Fragrant Flowers, Scented Foliage, Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds
Water : Medium
Fertilizer : Every two weeks
Spacing : 12 - 18" (30 - 46cm)
Height : 24 - 36" (61 - 91cm)
Width : 12 - 24" (30 - 61cm)
Exposure : Partial Sun, Sun
General Information : Plants have pink blooms on stout stems, with high tolerance to mildew.
This plant produces high yields of nectar for bee production.
Idea & Tips : Can be invasive so plant in contained area.
Water at least 2 hours before dark to limit Powdery Mildew.
Grower Information : Plants have pink blooms on stout stems, with high resistance to mildew.
Daylength : Monarda will bloom naturally as days lengthen and temperatures begin to rise in late Spring and early Summer.
Propagation Information : Avoid saturated media. Reduce mist as soon as possible. Soil temperature is critical. Apply preventative fungicide drench if soil temperature is lower than recommended.
: Plant Maturity:
Cold treatment required for flowering. Plants should be bulked under natural short days for a 4-8 week period. Mature, bulked up plants will respond more favorably to cold treatment.Temperature:
Earlier flowering, increase in number of flowers.
Plant Growth Regulators : Generally not needed.