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Monarda didyma (Bee Balm)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 32283



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Monarda
Species: Monarda didyma
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Fragrant
  • Herb
  • Perennial
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 3a (to -35 F / -37 C)
  • 3b (to -30 F / -34 C)
  • 4a (to -25 F / -32 C)
  • 4b (to -20 F / -29 C)
  • 5a (to -15 F / -26 C)
  • 5b (to -10 F / -23 C)
  • 6a (to -5 F / -21 C)
  • 6b (to 0 F / -18 C)
  • 7a (to 5 F / -15 C)
  • 7b (to 10 F / -12 C)
  • 8a (to 15 F / -9 C)
  • 8b (to 20 F / -7 C)
  • 9a (to 25 F / -4 C)
  • 9b (to 30 F / -1 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • 2 to 5 feet (60 cm to 1 1/2 m)
Spread (Maximum) edit
  • 1 to 1 1/2 feet (30 to 45 cm)
Flowering Start edit
  • June
Flowering End edit
  • August
Leaf Colour edit
  • Green - Medium
Leaf Shape edit
  • Opposite
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Suitable For edit
  • Border/Bed
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Flower Arranging/Drying
Sun Exposure edit
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
Soil Types edit
  • Moist
  • Rich
Soil pH edit
  • 7.0 (Neutral)
Bloom Colour edit
  • Red
  • Pink
  • Purple
Wildlife Value edit
  • Bees
  • Butterflies (nectar source)
  • Deer Resistant
  • Hummingbirds
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Seed
  • Division
Skill Level edit
  • Beginner
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  • The flowers may become wilted and droopy-looking after a storm. edit | delete
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Contributors For This Plant
Netty (13558)
Frank (2697)
toni (36069)
  misuysig (183)
  Cayuga Morning (1356)
  GunZ McGraw (28)
Pianolady (652)
petunia (333)
Green_Numb (3)
Jewell (5504)
Tammyd (1215)
aythya-camellia (860)


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Green_Numb (3) wrote on May 14 2009
Rating for this plant:
really love the flower on this plant which i didnt know it had til one day i visited my garden and saw it atop the stalk! :-)

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  GunZ McGraw (28) wrote on Jun 20 2009
Rating for this plant:
My type of plant. Keeps coming back each year, No pest that I have encountered, Hummingbirds love it. Plant it and forget it..well you know what I mean.

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  Cayuga Morning (1356) wrote on Jun 27 2011
I do like bee balm, the flower form is so unusual. However, I find it frustrationg to grow. It travels thinly about my garden, so that I get a stalk here, 2 stalks there, etc. Not a cohesive show. It is also subject to mildew.

Lately I have been transplanting the 'travelers' together in the spring to have a more cohesive showing. It is working, but of course I don't find it labor free.


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