Bee Balm Beauty of Cobham

Pink Bee Balm Beauty of Cobham, Monarda, Bee Balm

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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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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 28-30" tall, 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Size Bag of 3
SKU 6MON3

Plant Information

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.

SKU 6MON3
Common Name Bee Balm
Botanical Name Monarda
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 28-30" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Fragrant, Cut Flowers, Native
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

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

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials 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.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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1.0

Look beautiful in picture- no go.

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from Suburb of Chicago

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        Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Beauty of Cobham:

        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

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        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:

            very slow grower not a strong plant to begin with disappointing

             
            1.0

            Never Grew

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            from Boston, MA

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              • Does not grow

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                Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Beauty of Cobham:

                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

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                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:

                  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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                  Never grew even after lots of TLC

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                  from Cashiers, NC

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                      • Raised Beds

                      Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Beauty of Cobham:

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

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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.

                      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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