How to grow Bee balm

Bee balm growing herbaceous of the genus Monarda also known as Beebalms, Bee balm perennial evergreen or annual plant, used as ornamental plant, fragrant leaves and for medical uses, can grow in temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-9.

Leaves color green in oval shape with serrated margins, leaves are fragrant and have scent that remind Bergamot orange

Bee balm flower

Flower color red, pink, purple or white in tubular shape, flower grow in inflorescences and create ball shape.

Alternative names: Wild bergamot, Monarda, Horsemint, Oswego tea, Bergamot, Beebalms

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How to grow Bee balm growing and care:

Well-drained soil, moist, rich soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring (as annual) / Spring to autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead flowers and for design

Size of the plant:
40-80cm, 16-32 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Tubular flower in colors: red, pink, purple or white, flower grow in inflorescences and create ball shape

Scientific name:

Bee balm

How to grow Bee balm

Bee balm


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Fragrance
  • Medical uses
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9