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Bee-You™ Bee-Free Bee Balm

Monarda hybrid 'Bee-Free' PP #29,032

SKU
42918
Deep maroon buds that cover the lush, minty-basil-scented, dark green foliage open to show-stopping, electric violet-purple blooms. This carefree, naturally rounded plant with a uniform habit is truly mildew free. Plant en masse for an inviting display of color in sunny borders and containers. An herbaceous perennial.
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Keep soil moist but not soggy.

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Botanical Pronunciationmo-NAR-da
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 15 to 18 in. tall, 12 to 15 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleCottage
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Accent
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, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist but not soggy.
Companion PlantsDaylily (Hemerocallis); Phlox (Phlox); Turtlehead (Chelone); Catmint (Nepeta); Iris (Iris)

Easily grown in humusy, rich, moisture-retentive soils, but highly adaptable to a variety of soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish 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: 5-9

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