Balmy Purple Bee Balm
Balmy Purple Bee Balm
Monarda didyma 'Balbalmurp' Plant Patent #25,561Item #41578 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
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An abundance of vibrant reddish purple, shaggy flowers top a compact plant with very dark green, fragrant minty-basil-scented foliage. Create an eye-catching display of color in sunny borders with mass plantings, or use in combined plantings for containers and beds. Resists powdery mildew! An herbaceous perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.Average Landscape Size:Compact growth reaches just 10 to 12 in. tall, 8 to 10 in. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:mo-NAR-da DID-ee-muhPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Compact growth reaches just 10 to 12 in. tall, 8 to 10 in. wide.Special features:Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Gift Plant, Improved Disease Resistance, North American Native SelectionFoliage color:Dark GreenBlooms:Late Spring to Early SummerFlower color:PurpleGarden styleCottagePatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Companion PlantsIris (Iris); Twisted Rush (Juncus); Turtlehead (Chelone); Dogwood (Cornus); Crossvine (Bignonia)
- CareCare InformationEasily 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.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
- History & LoreLore: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.