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Type: Perennial
Seed #: 1
Common Name: Bee Balm
Latin Name: Monarda didyma
Variety: Croftway Pink
Colour: Pink
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 - 35cm (12" - 14")
Quantity: 50 Seeds
Price: $3.33
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



Temporarily out of stock
Bee Balm


Notes: A slow 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. Note that the bergamot herb is not the source of bergamot oil.


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


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


History: Monarda didyma is native to eastern North America.Its 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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Lychnus - This  perennial forms dense clumps of silver-green foliage and multi-branched, gray green stems, and produces pure white blooms for much of the summer. They are very drought tolerant, and are known to be deer resistant.   Foxglove Mix - This variety produces spires of white and pink tubular florets with vividly speckled throats. Flowers 1st year from early sowing fall sowing. Plants are hardy biennials. Useful in a wildflower garden as it self-sows easily. Ancients founded the medicinal uses that are still used today in the treatment of heart problems. Hummingbirds love the early and late blooms. Cut flowering stems down to the ground to encourage second spikes.   Money Plant - Money Plant will produce long spikes with clusters of small, sweetly scented lilac flowers, on grayish green foliage. The strong stems are multi-branched and are long lasting as a cut flower in both bloom time and vase life. After the outer shell has dropped, the seed pods provide a unique,  rice paper thin, round silver dollar that provides interest in any dried flower arrangement.
Lychnus   Foxglove Mix   Money Plant
(Lychnus coronaria)   (Digitalis )   (lunaria annua)

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