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Bee Balm Beauty of Cobham

Fluffy pink petals top deep purple-red bracts, making this one a bi-colored beauty. Foliage has a purple tinge, too. A hummingbird magnet! (Monarda)

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Details:

Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 28-30" tall, 18-24" wide
Light: Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 6MON3
Common Name Bee Balm
Botanical Name Monarda
Special Groups N/A
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Pink
Evergreen N/A
Estimated Mature Height 28-30" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Ships As Bare Root
Native N/A
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Amount of Rain N/A
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Fragrant, Cut Flowers, Showy Flowers
Additional Information N/A
Ideal Growing Region N/A
Ships to Canada No
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Description
As with Echinacea, the hybridizers have been working with the Bee Balms. New colors have been created, each one offering us even more of these treasured American classics.

About the Monardas This is a hybrid of the famous American wildflower with the bright red crown-shaped flowers, a description of the large scarlet blooms everyone and every hummingbird loves.

There are other species, but our famous Monarda or Bee Balm is native from the far north all the way south to Georgia, it was first discovered by world famous plant explorer John Bartram during the colonial era. Since its a member of the mint family with fragrant foliage, Bee Balm was always a medicinal plant of the native Americans, and today adds wonderful color to perennial gardens and wildflower meadows. Its a strong-growing perennial that likes moisture, and will grow in sun or partial shade.

As with all Bee Balms, the bloom begins in mid-summer, and if you cut off spent flowers for about three weeks, you'll extend the blooming into fall.

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        1.0

        Look beautiful in picture- no go.

        By Olive

        from Suburb of Chicago

        About Me Casual Hobbyist

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              Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Beauty of Cobham - Root:

              I had no luck with these at all this year. The roots sent to me never took. I kept watering and nurturing but nothing. Really disappointed. I e-mailed and was told they weren't ready- to be patient. Well, it is October in the Midwest. Still nothing.

               
              2.0

              fragile plant

              By ande

              from derby, ct

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                • Requires Gardening Experience
                • Slow Growth

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                  Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Beauty of Cobham - Root:

                  very slow grower not a strong plant to begin with disappointing

                   
                  1.0

                  Never Grew

                  By Microbiology1

                  from Boston, MA

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                    • Does not grow

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                      Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Beauty of Cobham - Root:

                      Like previous reviewers, I bought these with high hopes. None of the three roots grew. I have plenty of bee balm in my garden so I know the problem is with the product and not my planting technique or climate.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
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                      Disappointing

                      By gardner

                      from sidney center, n.y.

                      About Me Simplicity

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                        • DISAPPOINTED

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                        • Large Areas

                        Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Beauty of Cobham - Root:

                        This is my third bee balm, of which none have grown. I am very disappointed with this. I love the bee balm, and have some already, bought different colors to add to my collection. Last year I planted the two plants I bought, one come up, the other one didn't, had the replacement, and it is not coming up either. The one that come up last year, didn't come up at all this year.....

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                        1.0

                        Never grew even after lots of TLC

                        By Tally Angle

                        from Cashiers, NC

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                            • Raised Beds

                            Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Beauty of Cobham - Root:

                            two orders ofRoot samples arrived, I planted them as per instructed, but nothing ever came up.

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                            Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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                            Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
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                            • Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm

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                            • Garden Gloves

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