Monarda didyma 'Balmy™ Lilac'
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- Light purple flowers
- Short, compact stems that won't flop
- Clean, disease-resistant foliage
This series offers the best mildew resistance among commercial varieties, and the compact, dark green foliage topped with lovely, sweetly fragrant flowers all combine to make this a highly desirable Bee Balm for the home garden. A great choice for attracting butterflies! U.S. native.
Uses: Beds, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Groundcover, Mass Planting
Nature Attraction: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbit
Notable Features: Fragrant, Native
Growth Habit: Spreading
Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun, preferably, or dappled shade. Avoid crowding. Plant in moist, well-drained, moderately fertile soil. Amend with compost before planting. Water new plantings regularly to establish. Thereafter, do not allow plants to dry out in summer. Deadhead after flowering for rebloom. In early spring, cut old foliage to the ground; divide every 3-4 years at this time, if desired. Apply a balanced all-purpose fertilizer (e.g., 10-10-10) in spring when growth resumes.