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Bee Balm Collection

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10 for $66.60 $29.99

  • Light: Sun to Part Shade
  • Zone: 4 to 9
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer to Early fall
  • Height: 28 to 45" tall
  • Soil Requirement: Well drained
  • Deer Resistant

  • SKU: 63782
  • Availability: Out of Stock

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Description
America'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
Product Details
  • Botanical Name Monarda
  • Form Perennial
  • Hardiness Zone 4-9
  • Flowering Time Mid Summer, Late Summer, Fall
  • Light Requirements Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Flower Color Bright, brilliant red
  • Flower Form 3" crown-shaped flowers
  • Foliage Type Green, ovate to lanceolate 3-6" long leaves.
  • Growth Rate Fast
  • Zones 4 to 9
  • Height/Habit 28 to 45" tall
  • Spread 30 inches
  • Planting Instructions Soak roots for about half an hour before planting. Loosen soil well. Plant with the eyes just below the soil. Water well after planting.
  • Soil Requirements Well drained
  • Will Tolerate Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • Pruning Cut back spent blooms to encourage additional blooming.
Shipping Information

Breck's Shipping Schedule

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule.

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule
ZONESBareroot Perennials & Bulbs
1AB - 5A3/19/18- 6/16/18
5B2/26/18 - 6/16/18
6A & 10AB2/19/18 - 6/16/18
Last Order Date 6/11/2018

ZONESRoses
1AB - 5A4/16/18- 6/1/18
5A4/12/18 - 6/1/18
5B3/19/18 - 6/1/18
6A & 6B3/5/18 - 6/1/18
7A & 7B2/26/18 - 6/1/18
8A & 8B2/19/18 - 6/1/18
9A - 10B1/22/18 - 6/1/18
Last Order Date 5/28/2018


2018 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zones Iris
1AB-7A 8/15/18 - 10/28/18
7B-13B 8/22/18 - 10/28/18
Last Order Date 10/16/18

ZONES Bulbs from Holland
1AB-5AB 8/15/18 - 12/16/18
6AB-7AB 8/22/18 - 12/16/18
8AB-13AB 8/29/18 - 12/16/18
Last Order Date 12/12/2018

ZONES Bareroot Perennials
1AB-13B 9/6/18 - 12/16/18
Last Order Date 12/12/2018



Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or your area may affect the anticipated shipping schedule above.

Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible in the planting season to allow for the best root development once planted.

To promote optimum stress protection in transit and your success in the garden, bareroot perennials are kept in the ground in our nurseries until fully dormant. In the Fall these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window above.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to delivery your orders via the USPS or FedEx. Large orders may be shippied in more than one package.

Bulb and perennial shipments direct from Holland are harvested in July and August dependent on the season and crop. Once fully inspected and packaged they are shippied direct to you in the most efficient manner to follow the dates above.

Upon placing your order you will receive an email confirmation with the details of your order and a delivery estimate.

You will also receive an email notification when your order actually ships with an updated arrival estimate.

At any time after you place your order you can check your order status on our website using your email or the account number found in your order confirmation email.

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If they are in stock, Garden Essentials ship within 4-7 days.

Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.


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