Bee Balm Blue Stocking

 
Purple Bee Balm Blue Stocking, Monarda, Bee Balm

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

Zones 3 - 8
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 24-36" tall, 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU 7MON
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 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
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
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 Blue Stocking
 
3.7

(based on 9 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate instructions (4)
  • Reliable growth (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (3)
  • Large areas (3)
  • Outdoors (3)
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2.0

Disappointed

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from South Georgia

About Me Getting Started

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions

Cons

  • Small In Size
  • Unattractive

Best Uses

    Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Blue Stocking:

    South Georgia. After 5 months, the plants are quite small and never bloomed. They did grow more stems and seem healthy enough.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Performing well

    By 

    from Newburyport, MA

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors

      Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Blue Stocking:

      Has established itself pretty well

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      3.0

      In high desert dry climate, need another season to be fair.

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      from central NV

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about American Meadows Bee Balm Blue Stocking:

        Healthy plants arrived.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Love Bee Balm

        By 

        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 

          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 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Disappointment

              By 

              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

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                from Denver, CO

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                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 

                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 

                  from Lakeside, Oregon

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                  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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                    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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