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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Requirements for 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:
Spring (as annual) / Spring to autumn
Pests and diseases:
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
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower:
Tubular flower in colors: red, pink, purple or white, flower grow in inflorescences and create ball shape