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Type: Perennial
Seed #: 207
Common Name: Bergamont Bee Balm Mix
Latin Name: Monarda didyma
Variety: Croftway Pink & Cambridge Scarlet
Colour: Pink & Red & Purple
Temperature: 15C - 20C (59F - 68F) (Zone 4)
Zone: 4
Blooms: July to August
Site: Full Sun or Part Shade
Height: 60cm - 70cm (24" - 28")
Spread: 30cm - 40cm (12" - 16")
Seeds per pack: 50
Price: $4.00
Plant these to encourage birds and butterflies to visit your garden frequently. This plant produces amazing cutflower. This plant is deer resistant. This plant is a great water saver. Also perfect for the busy lifestyle gardener or just that dry area where nothing seems to grow. This plant is scented.
Attracts
Butterflies
Great
Cutflower
Deer
Resistant
Drought
Tolerant
Scented



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Bergamont Bee Balm Mix


Notes: This a mix of two varieties of a spreading plant that has a great aroma. Sprinkle its leaves and flowers in fruit salads. Good plant for poor, well drained soil. It has a unique flowering habit, funky seed heads which makes it a gorgeous as a cut flower. Butterflies and hummingbirds love this plant and it is drought tolerant and deer resistant.


Instructions: Sow 1 mm deep. 14 to 21 days.


Habitat: Bee Balm grows best in full sun, but tolerates light shade and will thrive in any moist soil that is well-drained


History: Bee Balm is native to eastern North America. It's name was chosen for its similar odor to that of the bergamot orange. The scientific name comes from Nicolas Monardes, who described it first in American flora in 1569.


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Sea Holly - Vibrant silver blue foliage with metallic blue seedpods that sport radiant spiny bracts. Excellent in cutflowers & dried arrangements. Cut before they fully open as these will continue to open in the drying process. Hanging them upside down to dry ensures weaker stems do not flop over. Great conversation piece for a dinner bouquet or garden focal point.Long grown in seaside gardens for its salt tolerance. Deer resistant.   Wallflower - Scented goddess. The perfect border plant that is great in beds. This early, lengthy bloomer provides masses of sweetly scented flowers in marbled  and solid colours. Plant in a sunny, open position in well drained fertile soil. Cut back after blooming leaving  only a few leaves on each stem. Spectacular cut-flower. The incredible aroma easily fills a room. Very easy to grow and deer resistant. Great early Spring scent and colour. Will bloom early as  February in warm climates.   Crocosmia - Striking red flowers on gracefully arched stems that rise above sword shaped leaves. An absolute magnet for Hummingbirds. Crocosmia is a drought tolerant, deer resistant, corm forming plant for beds, borders and under roof eaves.Great addition to any cut-flower garden.
Sea Holly   Wallflower   Crocosmia
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