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Monarda didyma BeeMine™ Red

Scientific Name : Monarda didyma
Common Name : Bee Balm
Hardiness Zone : 4a - 9a
Hardiness Degree : -30°F (-34°C)
Blooming Season : Late Spring, Summer, Late Summer
Plant Habit : Upright
Characteristics : Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Attracts Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Frost Tolerant
Water : Medium
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 18 - 20" (46 - 51cm)
Height : 15 - 18" (38 - 46cm)
Width : 14 - 16" (36 - 41cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : Excellent early-flowering, medium-height, 15 to 18-in. (38 to 46-cm) series. High disease resistance to mildew. Deer and rabbit resistant. Uniform first year flowering.
Idea & Tips : Plant in sunny location with well-drained soils.
Fertilize monthly.
Trim spent blooms after blooming is completed.
Grower InformationExcellent early-flowering, medium-height Monarda.
  • High disease resistance to mildew.
  • Deer and rabbit resistant.
  • Uniform first year flowering.
Protection InformationEU PBR65657; PP33,917
(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
      50-75 ppm N
      Pinch once, prior to transplant.
      35-42 days after sticking
      Do not oversaturate rooting media. Use long-day lighting when day length is less than 12 hours to keep plants actively growing.
    • Media pH:
      Nights: 55 to 65°F (13 to 18°C) Days: 65 to 75°F (18 to 24°C)
      Light Level (fc):
      5,000 to 8,000
      Beneficial for bulking and earlier flowering. Not required for flowering.
      Long day obligate
      Allow media to dry slightly between watering.
      Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 125 to 150 ppm N.
      Pinch After Transplant:
      Typically not required
      Plant Growth Regulators:
      PGRs generally not needed
      Pests and Fungal Diseases:
      Powdery mildew when pressure is high.
    • 1–qt. (10–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Not recommended
      1–gal. (15–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      9-11 wks
      2 to 3–gal. (25 to 30–cm) pot, 3 plants per pot:
      10-12 wks
      Bloom Months:
      June to July

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