Balmy™ Pink Bee Balm

Monarda didyma 'Balbalmink' PP #26,566

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41577
Boldly colored, shaggy pink flower heads bloom in abundance atop a compact plant with very dark green, fragrant minty-basil-scented foliage. Resists powdery mildew better than others. Create an eye-catching display of color in sunny borders with mass plantings, or use in combined plantings for containers and perennial beds. Herbaceous.
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Botanical Pronunciationmo-NAR-da DID-ee-muh
LoreThe 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 MaturityCompact growth reaches only 10 to 12 in. tall, 8 to 10 in. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring to Early Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleCottage
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsIris (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

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