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Bee Balm Blue Stocking

Blue Stocking isn't really blue, but a a rich deep purple. About the same size as the red hybrids. (Monarda)

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Plant - 3" pot

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Details:

Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 24-36" 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 7MON
Common Name Bee Balm
Botanical Name Monarda
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Purple
Estimated Mature Height 24-36" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Fragrant, Cut Flowers, Showy Flowers
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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4.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Reliable growth (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large areas (3)
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    5.0

    Love Bee Balm

    By LJ

    from Smethport, Pa

    About Me Getting Started

    Pros

    • Fragrant
    • Great For Butterflies
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Areas
      • Raised Beds

      Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Blue Stocking:

      Great for my Humming Bird Garden

       
      4.0

      Beautiful and fast growing!

      By jv enterprises

      from Hubbardston, MA

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Pros

      • Low Maintenance
      • Reliable Growth

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Blue Stocking:

          Beautiful and fast growing. it grew to 4ft in the first year and bloomed profusely.

          It did split near the end of the season so some staking may be required until it fills in heavier.

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Disappointment

          By bubbles

          from sidney center, N.Y.

          About Me Casual Hobbyist

          Pros

            Cons

            • Didn't grow at all

            Best Uses

            • Large Areas

            Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Blue Stocking:

            I ordered four plants, of which three of them are doing just great. However, the fourth plant that was sent to me was so disappointing, as they were just tiny strands of the root. It didn't do anything at all. After contacting your website, they put me on the list to receive this plant in the spring. I guess my best comments will be after I receive the new plant. As far as the other ones go,, am very pleased with them and look forward to seeing what they will do next summer.

             
            5.0

            Very hardy and adaptable

            By Bee Man

            from Denver, CO

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Low Maintenance
            • Pest Resistant
            • Reliable Growth

            Cons

            • No bloom first year

            Best Uses

            • Large Areas

            Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Blue Stocking:

            I got these plants for a trouble part of the garden. Nothing seems to grow well, I have tried everything, but plants just seem to have a tough time growing there. I currently have a hodpoge of plant's growing to see what does best. I bought both the Bee Balm plant and the Heuchera Melting Fire from here. Both are doing great and look like they will thrive in this area. The Bee Balm did not bloom this year but looks healthy and is at least 30" tall, I will expect it to bloom next year. The Heuchera had a rough go at fist, but came back and looks great, both plant seem to be very hardy and adaptable. My plane for next year is to buy more of both, and plant where the other plants have failed.

             
            4.0

            Small but pretty

            By Pam the gardner

            from Chestertown, Maryland

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Pros

            • Fragrant
            • Long Bloom Time

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Border Control

              Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Blue Stocking:

              Plant was small but growing. The blooms (3) were very pretty. I look forward to next year.

               
              5.0

              Newly arrived

              By qbmia

              from Lakeside, Oregon

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Hardy
              • Healthy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Garden
                • Outdoors

                Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Blue Stocking:

                The packaging for the plants was amazing. The live plants arrived in planting shape like I had bought them locally instead of on line, and they were a good size too. I was able to put them right into the ground without having to pre-pot them up to get some root growth to them.

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                Shipping

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

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                As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

                Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

                Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
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