Bee Balm Colrain Red

 
Red Bee Balm Colrain Red, Monarda, Bee Balm

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Regular Price: $11.98

Sale $7.79

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Colrain Red is a newer deep red hybrid Bee Balm that is mildew resistant, and grows to 4 feet tall. (Monarda)

Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Fragrant
Fragrant
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Native
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 36-48" tall, 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU 1MON

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.

SKU 1MON
Common Name Bee Balm
Botanical Name Monarda
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 36-48" 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
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Fragrant, Cut Flowers, Native
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Canada No

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

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American MeadowsBee Balm Colrain Red
 
4.8

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4.0

Delicious to Hummingbirds

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from New Jersey

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive

Cons

  • Flimsy
  • Pests & Disease

Best Uses

    Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Colrain Red:

    The hummingbirds have loved the three bee balms I purchased.

    However, warning! This variety is supposed to be mildew resistant, but mine got covered in powdery mildew! After cutting off all the older growth with the mildew, the newer growth looks healthy and is thriving. The only other issue is that the plant is rather flimsy, easily falling over and breaking. The roots just may not be deep enough yet in our clay soil for the profusion of blooms it produced.

    Overall, I'm very happy with it and would purchase it again.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    vivid color

    By 

    from Elkton va

    About Me Casual Hobbyist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Pest Resistant
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Attracts hummingbirds

      Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Colrain Red:

      I use this to attract hummingbirds and it grows great in partial shade

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great for my Humming Bird Garden

      By 

      from Smethport, Pa

      About Me Getting Started

      Pros

      • Fragrant
      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Areas
        • Raised Beds

        Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Colrain Red:

        Great for my Humming Bird Garden

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        LOVE THE MYSTERIOUS EXOTIC FRAGRANCE!

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        from DELAND, FL

        About Me Casual Hobbyist

        Pros

        • Fragrant
        • Long Bloom Time
        • Low Maintenance
        • Pest Resistant
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Border Control
          • Containers
          • Cut Flowers
          • Large Areas

          Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Colrain Red:

          SAVE THE TRIMMINGS. THE SQUARE SHAPED, DARK RED STALKS ARE FRAGRANT ENOUGH TO KEEP IN A BOWL IN YOUR HOME.

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          USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

          To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

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