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Balmy™ Lilac Bee Balm

Monarda didyma 'Balbalmac' PP #26,594

Pronunciation: mo-NAR-da DID-ee-muh
SKU #41576
4-9

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OVERVIEW
Description Boldly colored, shaggy, lilac-purple flowers bloom in abundance atop a compact plant with very dark green, fragrant minty-basil-scented foliage. Resists powdery mildew better than others. Plant en masse for an inviting display of color in sunny borders and containers. An herbaceous perennial.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist but not soggy.
Blooms Late Spring to Early Summer
Mature Size Compact growth reaches just 10 to 12 in. tall, 8 to 10 in. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, Fast Growing, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container
Flower Color Purplish-pink
Foliage Color Dark Green
Companion Plants Iris (Iris); Twisted Rush (Juncus); Turtlehead (Chelone); Dogwood (Cornus); Crossvine (Bignonia)
CARE
Care 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.
HISTORY
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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.