Monarda didyma 'Balmy™ Purple'

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Common Name:
Bee Balm, Bergamot
Plant Type:
Sun to Part Shade
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Bloom Color:
Bloom Time:
Garden Height:
10-12 Inches
Garden Spread:
8-10 Inches
  • Reddish-purple flowers
  • Short, compact stems won't flop
  • Native selection that attracts local pollinators

Members of the Balmy™ Series form dwarf clumps of very mildew resistant foliage. Bright magenta-purple flowers bloom early in the season and continue throughout the summer. Loved for the fragrant foliage and flowers. 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: Upright, 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.

Reviews (2)

  • Monarda didyma 'Balmy™ Purple'

    Posted by Veronica J King on Aug 29th 2022

    Arrived in great contdition, full plant looking forward to the beautiful blooms next season.

  • Love Monarda for hummingbirds

    Posted by Brenda on Jun 13th 2022

    I have had Jacob Cline Monarda for years because the hummingbirds love them. I wanted something a little shorter to place in front on garden. These fit perfectly! And they came super healthy and almost ready to bloom. I'm but sure yet if hummingbirds like them but they are a pretty purple color and beautiful!