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Red Bee Balm

 

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Red Bee Balm is striking, with rich red, fluted spider-like flowers. This native perennial brings long-lasting color from mid-summer thru late summer. Bee Balm is perfect for planting in the back of a perennial garden to complement smaller flowers. Plant this classic bee balm to attract butterflies, hummingbirds and friendly bees.

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 24-48" tall, 24-36" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Size Plant - 3.5" pot
SKU AFLAR31

Plant Information

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 AFLAR31
Common Name Bee Balm
Botanical Name Monarda didyma
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 24-48" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 24-36" 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 Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Loamy 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 Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and 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.

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5.0

Would purchase it again

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  • Can't wait until it gets much larger.

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    Comments about American Meadows Red Bee Balm:

    Don't really have much color in the back yard, so bought the bee balm to add color and attract hummingbirds in the back yard. Also purchased a hummingbird feeder so they have a place to feed.

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    4.0

    Attractive and easy to grow

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      Comments about American Meadows Red Bee Balm:

      Every easy to grow, and blooms all summer. Never have seen it without a bloom all growing season. The color is very vivid red. Love it!

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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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