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Monarda, also called bee balm or bergamot, is a classic American wildflower. They're a favourite of butterflies and hummingbirds!
Entice wildlife to your yard with fragrant Bee Balm. These lovely plants flower throughout the summer months and come in a range of gentle hues, including pinks, reds, mauves, lilacs, whites and blues. Soft star bursts of fringed blooms arrive in abundance, filling the space with their bergamot aroma and bright colours. Bee balms' sweet nectar attracts butterflies, bees, hummingbirds and other pollinating insects, so you can enjoy a fantastic spectacle while aiding propagation, naturally.
These native North American sun perennials, also known as Monarda bee balms, are extremely low maintenance. Fast growing, even in low fertility conditions, they require little attention. Bee balm will thrive in a range of light conditions, from full sun to partial shade. Generally hardy in zones 4 to 9, these perennials will come back year after year. With their rapid growth and high tolerance for neglect, bee balms are an excellent choice for naturalising and make a delightful ground cover. Use them in woodland gardens, on roadside edges or to fill in empty spaces. Small varieties, growing to about 12 inches, work well in containers and rock gardens. Large varieties can grow up to 48 inches tall and make wonderfully fragrant border plants or foundation plantings. Add bee balms to your herb garden, as well. A member of the mint family, the leaves have a delicious aroma and can be used to brew teas.
Gardening with native plants is an excellent way to support your local wildlife. Easy to grow, bee balms are a friendly introduction to native gardening and a fine addition to existing native plantings. Their long lasting flowers are also perfect for floral arrangements; plant a variety and share a bouquet with friends. Invite Mother Nature to your garden with bee balm.
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Bee Balm Mixture$13.89–$39.99
Gardeners' FavouriteBee Balm CollectionAmerica's Most Useful Perennial This old-fashioned flower is much more than just a pretty face. For those who grow and love it, it can be a cut flower, home cure and even a tasty tea. Bee balm, or Monarda, has been a staple of American gardens for centuries, and now you can add a rainbow of bee balm blooms to your borders and beds. These native species will feel right at home in your garden Each variety in our new Bee Balm Collection was bred from native North American species and is winter hardy in zones 4-9. A member of the mint family, bee balm produces fragrant, spicy foliage that deer and rabbits detest but local pollinators can't resist. From midsummer to early fall, colourful, crown-shaped flowers will attract beneficial bees, but that's not all. Beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds will also become frequent visitors to your bee balm blooms, so be sure to plant them (in sun or part shade) somewhere you can enjoy the view. From Native Cure to New World 'Cuppa' Part herb, part ornamental beauty, bee balm was revered by the American Indians for its healing properties. But it wasn't until the late 18th century that the European colonists began their love affair with this versatile plant. After the Boston Tea Party, patriots began to embrace bee balm as a replacement for imported Chinese tea. Soon bee balm tea was one of the most popular drinks in colonial homes, and bee balm blooms were plentiful in their gardens. Besides garden beauty, here are just a few of the many more uses for Bee Balm: • Bee balm tea—just boil and steep a few dried leaves. • Edible, slightly spicy bee balm flowers can be used in salads or as pastry toppings. • Fragrant oils released from crushed bee balm leaves act as a natural mosquito repellent. • Antimicrobial properties make bee balm a key ingredient in home remedies for colds, sore throats and more. • Strained and cooled water from boiled bee balm can soothe a sunburn, rash or insect bite. This collection includes 2 each of the following varieties: • Snow White : 28-32" tall • Beauty of Cobham : 28-32" tall • Garden View Scarlet : 40-45" tall • Prairie Night : 28-32" tall • Mohawk : 35-45" tall more10 for
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