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Balmy® Beebop Bee Balm

SKU: AM015037
per Plant - 3" Pot
No longer available this season.
‘Beebop’ is a highly fragrant variety of bee balm that not only attracts bees, but also brings hummingbirds and butterflies to your pollinator-friendly garden. Spotted yellow-white blossoms and pink bracts are whorled around the stems of this low-growing, early-blooming perennial. Excellent for naturalistic planting schemes and meadows. Sandy, well-draining soils in sun. (Monarda punctuata)
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Botanical Name
Monarda punctata Balmy® Beebop (Patent Pending)
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Fragrant
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
40" tall
Bloom Time
Early to late summer


40” tall x 18” wide. If you’re trying to add more native, pollinator-friendly perennials to your garden or meadow, the intoxicating fragrance and nectar-rich qualities of ‘Beebop’ monarda should put it at the top of your list. Excellent for sandy, well-drained soils, this early blooming relative of traditional garden bee balms blooms early and differently with small, two lipped spotted flowers above more showy pink/white bracts. It is rich in thymol, an antiseptic and fungicide, and extremely powdery mildew resistant. ‘Beebop’ can be a relatively short-lived perennial, but the longevity of the blooms and bracts makes it really stand out in native gardens. Give ‘Beebop’ a sunny position where its mid to small size can still make an impact – along meadow pathways or near the front of a flower border, and cut back severely after flowering to encourage new foliage growth.