Monarda didyma 'Balbalmose'

Balmy™ Rose Bee Balm

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Rose Bee Balm is a compact native herbaceous perennial with aromatic toothed very dark green foliage.  The abundant intensely pink fringe like flowers blooms in whorls at the top of the thick stems from late spring into summer attracting bees and butterflies.  Best in full sun and well-drained soil.  Mildew resistant variety. 

Monarda didyma is a native host for several moths, including Gray Marvel and Hermit Sphinx.  The flower nectar also attracts other pollinators, bees, butterflies, and the Ruby-Throated hummingbird.  

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

0.5' - 1'

Spread: 

1’ - 1.5'

Spacing: 

1'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 8

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

Pink

Season of Interest: 

SpringSummerYear-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low Maintenance.  Root rot can be an issue in poorly-drained soils.  Susceptibility to foliar diseases increase if the soil is allowed to dry.  Watch for rust.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensNaturalized AreasWildlife GardenRock Gardens, Medicinal Garden, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Trumpet VineConeflowerButterfly Weed

 

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