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Balmy™ Lilac Bee Balm

Monarda didyma 'Balbalmac' PP #26,594

SKU
41576
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.
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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 just 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 ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleCottage
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureEasy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, Fast Growing, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist but not soggy.
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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