Balmy™ Pink Bee Balm
Monarda didyma 'Balbalmink' PP #26,566
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||mo-NAR-da DID-ee-muh|
|Lore||The Balmy Bee Balms are more compact and considerably shorter than other varieties of monarda, and are notable for their very mildew resistant foliage. Although they are not specifically deer resistant, rabbit and deer are less inclined to eat monarda than many other plants. The Balmy series is a dwarf cultivar from the Monarda didyma species and includes vivid shades of purples and pinks.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Compact growth reaches only 10 to 12 in. tall, 8 to 10 in. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring to Early Summer|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Companion Plants||Iris (Iris); Twisted Rush (Juncus); Turtlehead (Chelone); Dogwood (Cornus); Crossvine (Bignonia)|
Easily grown in humusy, rich, moisture-retentive soils, but highly adaptable to a variety of soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, maintain evenly moist soil; does not tolerate dry conditions. Hard prune old foliage annually, before new growth emerges in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9