Monarda didyma 'Balmy Lilac'

Bee Balm


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  • Lilac flowers
  • Compact habit
  • Mildew resistance
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Container
Container
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Fragrant
Fragrant
Garden
Garden
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Native
Native



Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Found naturally along riverbanks in rich moist soil, it will also tolerate average soil and moisture levels.  Full sun is best but can be placed in part sun.  Multiply by underground stems or self seeding.  Deadheading will extend bloom time.


Height: 10-12 in
Spread: 8-10 in
Price Level 1: $6.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: Lavender
Zone: 4-9
Price Level 2: 5 for $30~#1
 

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


Attributes:

  • Mass Planting
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Native
  • Fragrant
  • Garden
  • Border or Bed
  • Naturalizing
  • Container

Critter Resistance:

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant

Exposure:

  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Habit:

  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well-Drained