Scientific Name : Monarda didyma
Common Name : Bee Balm, Bergamot
Hardiness Zone : 4a - 9b
Hardiness Degree : -20°F (-29°C)
Blooming Season : Late Spring, Summer
Plant Habit : Upright
Characteristics : Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Water : Medium
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)
Height : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
Width : 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm)
Exposure : Partial Sun, Sun
General Information : Excellent early-flowering, compact monarda.
Dwarf variety is deer and rabbit resistant, as well as mildew resistant.
Idea & Tips : Plant in sunny location with well-drained soils.
Trim spent blooms after blooming is completed.
: Pollinator power! Native cultivars to North America, with heat and drought tolerance.
Plantarium 2016 Bronze Medal Winner
- True, uniform series is tops in powdery mildew resistance.
- Full, compact plants with strong, bold color.
- Free-flowering varieties attract attention at retail.
- Deer and rabbit-resistant.
- Native to North America, a favorite nectar source of bees and butterflies.
Protection Information : EU PBR40859; PP25,561
(Flowering Only License)
Breeder : Darwin Perennials
Nights: 55 to 65°F (13 to 18°C) Days: 60 to 65°F (16 to 18°C)
5,000 to 8,000
Beneficial for bulking and earlier flowering.
Long day obligate
Allow media to dry slightly between watering.
Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 125 to 150 ppm.
PGRs generally not needed
Powdery mildew may be present if grown under poor air circulation and high humidity. White fly, Spider mites
Unrooted: 12-14 wks Rooted: 8-10 wks
Unrooted: 14-16 wks Rooted: 10-12 wks
Unrooted: 14-16 wks Rooted: 12-14 wks
June to July
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