Monarda didyma 'Balmy Rose'

Balmy Rose Bergamot, Bee Balm

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Balmy Rose Bergamot is a native upright herbaceous  perennial with fragrant toothed grey-green foliage.  The fringe-like rose flowers blooms in whorls at the top of the thick stems in summer and attract bees and butterflies.  Best in full sun and well-drained soil.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  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.  

Tea of Bergamot leaves is said to aid the body in fighting infection and low fevers. The smell and consumption of Bee Balm may relaxing the spirit.*

*ServeScape does not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. 

Type: 

Perennial, Herb

Height: 

8" - 12"

Spread: 

1.5’ - 2'

Spacing: 

1' - 2'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 9

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

Pink

Season of Interest: 

 Year-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 WeedCabbage, Tomatoes

IMAGE: H. Zell / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)

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