- Monarda didyma Hardy Planting Zones- 4-9 Sun or Shade – Partial Shade to Full Sun Mature Height - 3-4' Mature Width- 2-3' Bloom Season – Late Summer Gardener Status- Beginner
Monarda Didyma, Bee Balm
Bee Balm can be planted in spring and fall. It has spiral or twisted blossoms that come in purple, blue, white, red, or pink. It leaves have the scent of spiced orange. It is a tough plant and does well in vegetable herb or flower gardens. Bees are attracted to it and its an excellent companion for plants that need pollinating like squash. This plant attracts butterflies and hummingbirds too. It is a perennial and will come back every year. It has a minty smell and makes a great tea. When planted with herbs companion plants are basil, parsley, thyme, and chives. It looks best in center of a herb garden surrounded by shorter herbs. Often shipped in small pots.
The Beautiful Blooms of The Bee Balm Plant
If you want beautiful blooms that will attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and small finches; then bee balm is for you. The bee balm plant, blooms luscious, colorful flowers, providing a visual array of optic enjoyment. The fragrant leaves act as magnets luring butterflies. The beautiful flowers are perfect for picking for floral arrangements. Picking the flowers only serve to encourage the recreation of more blooms.
This perennial is the perfect addition to any flowerbed. Its beautiful flowers require very little maintenance. Adequate moisture and proper sunlight will allow this variety to flourish. Merely mulch in the spring and uncover delicate plants ready to prosper once again. Red, pink, purple or white, take your pick.
Bee Balm wildflowers will have a beautiful shade of purple. They grow best in moist and loves well-drained soil areas. Bee Balm plants will need to be thinned out about every three years and planted in other areas. These flowers are beautiful. The bees like the nectar that the flowers will produce. This plant is well suited for a flower garden.
Bee Balm will grow well in moist and well-drained soil conditions. The Bee Balm plant is also known as Cambridge Scarlet. The plant will provide a garden with beautiful purple/lavender blooms.