Bee Balm (Monarda didyma)

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Bee Balm (Monarda didyma)

Postby Durgan » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:44 am

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?JAXYC 12 July 2010 Bee Balm (Monarda didyma)

Bee balm is as perennial and truly attracts bees in large numbers. There is one clump in the garden and it is most attractive, and has a pleasant odor. There are several colors. This one is the red or scarlet.
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Re: Bee Balm (Monarda didyma)

Postby Carolyn1978 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:05 pm

Just beautiful! I planted one in Autumn and am hoping it makes it through our Winter frosts. How tall is it in your garden?
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Re: Bee Balm (Monarda didyma)

Postby Durgan » Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:48 pm

Carolyn1978 wrote:Just beautiful! I planted one in Autumn and am hoping it makes it through our Winter frosts. How tall is it in your garden?


Height of my bee balm is about three feet. It overwinters with no problem with temperatures down to about minus 15 C.
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Re: Bee Balm (Monarda didyma)

Postby mousiehousie » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:14 pm

I have grown the different colours in it over the years and have also had no problems overwintering it. The biggest problem I had was that it really spreads and is hard to dig out !!
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Re: Bee Balm (Monarda didyma)

Postby GoldenWattle » Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:18 am

Durgan wrote:Bee balm is as perennial and truly attracts bees in large numbers. There is one clump in the garden and it is most attractive, and has a pleasant odor. There are several colors. This one is the red or scarlet.


I grew up in Sarnia Durgan - not all that far from Brantford. I live in Melbourne now and while I much prefer the climate and love my garden in its own right, I do miss the lush growth in gardens where there's more rainfall.

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