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Monarda 'Balmy Purple' - Bee Balm

Perennials

Monarda didyma 'Balmy Purple'

Bee Balm

Monarda 'Balmy Purple' blooms rich purple/red flowers on dwarf, compact plants of very mildew resistant foliage. Performs best if spent blooms are trimmed away after first flush. Prefers a constantly moist place in the garden. Forms rapidly spreading clumps of mint-scented foliage. Unusual colorful flowers are surrounded by equally colorful bracts. Blooms mid-summer, attracting pollinators like crazy!

Additional:

A nectar source for the following butterflies--Cabbage White, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Mourning Cloak, Painted Lady, Silver Spotted Skipper

Height:

10-12 in

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Spread:

12-14 in

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Hardiness Zone:

4 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Monarda didyma 'Balmy Purple'

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
Attracts Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Attributes
Fragrant
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
Specimen
Container
Focal Point
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