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.
Trim spent blooms after blooming is completed.
: Excellent early-flowering, medium-height Monarda.
- Series height reaches 15 to 18 in. (38 to 46 cm).
- High disease resistance to mildew.
- Deer and rabbit resistant.
- Uniform first year flowering.
Protection Information : PP33,917
(Flowering Only License)
Breeder : Darwin Perennials
EC 1.0-1.25 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
500 ppm IBA
50-75 ppm N
Pinch once, prior to transplant
35-42 days after sticking
Nights: 55 to 65°F (13 to 18°C) Days: 65 to 75°F (18 to 24°C)
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.
Typically not required
PGRs generally not needed
Powdery mildew when pressure is high.
June to July
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