Monarda didyma 'Balmy™ Rose'

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Common Name:
Bee Balm, Bergamot
Plant Type:
Sun to Part Shade
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Garden Height:
10-12 Inches
Garden Spread:
8-10 Inches
  • Rosy-pink flowers
  • Short, compact stems that won't flop
  • Excellent disease resistance

Offering the best mildew resistance among today's cultivars, this series of dwarf Monarda grow in floriferous, compact forms with lance-shaped dark green leaves. Summer brings bright, magenta-pink flowers that are loved by hummingbirds and 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: 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.

Review (1)

  • Monarda didyma 'Balmy™ Rose'

    Posted by Veronica J King on Aug 29th 2022

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