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Monarda Balmy™ Rose

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.
Fertilize monthly.
Trim spent blooms after blooming is completed.
Grower InformationPollinator power! Native cultivars to North America, with heat and drought tolerance.
  • 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.

Rated 2016 Best of Species at Penn State University, Landisville, Pennsylvania, first season.
'Balbalmose'
Protection InformationEU PBR42714; PP26,567
(Flowering Only License)
Breeder : Darwin Perennials
  • Propagation Guide

    • Media EC/pH:
      EC 1.0-1.25 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
      Soil Temperature:
      70-72°F (21-22°C)
      Rooting Hormone:
      500 ppm IBA
      Mist:
      Moderate
      Fertilization:
      50-75 ppm N
      Pinching:
      Recommended.
      Transplanting:
      28-35 days after sticking
      Comments:
      Do not oversaturate rooting media. Use long-day lighting when day length is less than 12 hours to keep plants actively growing.
  • Finishing Guide

    • Media pH:
      5.8-6.2
      Temperature:
      Nights: 55 to 65°F (13 to 18°C) Days: 60 to 65°F (16 to 18°C)
      Light Level (fc):
      5,000 to 8,000
      Vernalization:
      Beneficial for bulking and earlier flowering.
      Daylength:
      Long day obligate
      Watering:
      Allow media to dry slightly between watering.
      Fertilization:
      Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 125 to 150 ppm.
      Pinch After Transplant:
      Recommended
      Plant Growth Regulators:
      PGRs generally not needed
      Pests and Fungal Diseases:
      Powdery mildew may be present if grown under poor air circulation and high humidity. White fly, Spider mites
  • Crop Scheduling

    • 1–qt. (10–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Unrooted: 12-14 wks Rooted: 8-10 wks
      1–gal. (15–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Unrooted: 14-16 wks Rooted: 10-12 wks
      2 to 3–gal. (25 to 30–cm) pot, 3 plants per pot:
      Unrooted: 14-16 wks Rooted: 12-14 wks
      Bloom Months:
      June to July

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