Keep your garden buzzing with life with the Monarda didyama Bee Balm Mixture. Prepare to be dazzled as the flowers' thin, fluted petals fan out to create brilliant firework shapes in shades of white, pink, purple and red. This bee balm perennial produces bountiful, multi-coloured clusters that bloom throughout the summer.
Bee balms' electrifying flower heads and broad lanceolate leaves require plenty of sun and moisture. They will thrive in full sunlight with continuous watering, but they are also well-adapted to damp, partially shaded areas. Plant your bee balms in the spring, about 18 to 24 inches apart with the plant's crown even with the level of the soil. This Dutch-sourced mixture requires well-drained clay, loamy or sandy soil and is hardy in zones 4 through 9.
Monarda didyma is a member of the mint family and has wonderfully aromatic flowers that attract bees and hummingbirds. These stunning 28- to 40-inch tall bee balms are great for creating lively borders, and their 2- to 3-inch blossoms are equally impressive in cut flower bouquets. Your perennial bee balms will multiply during the summer and each year to leave you with plenty of flowers for your indoor vases and outdoor beds. Create a garden as sweet as honey with the Bee Balm Mixture.