Perennials forum: Good Bee Balm

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Claudia
Jul 16, 2015 1:51 PM CST
I found this cute little on yesterday that only grows 12-18 tall called Balmy Lilac. I would like to add some taller ones again. I have not had the best luck with them but willing to try again. I cannot have really tall ones like Jacobs Ladder. The wind hits my beds really hard.

Any recommendations? Has anyone ever grown them from seed? How hard was it?
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Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Jul 16, 2015 2:10 PM CST
I have Marshall's Delight it is a taller bright pink that looks healthy not fungus prone, it has been in my garden for years and will stay.
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Coatesville IN (Zone 5b)
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Claudia
Jul 16, 2015 2:15 PM CST
I had that one many years ago and loved it!
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Aug 3, 2015 4:08 PM CST
I've been real happy with Raspberry Wine. No fungus so far this year and it has been unseasonably hot/dry. Gorgeous bright fucshia color, but may be too tall for your needs - about 3' here in the PNW (where plants tend to run a bit bigger).
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Claudia
Aug 3, 2015 7:41 PM CST
Raspberry Wine is a pretty color! Not sure bee balm will work for me. I have trouble with things over 24 inches getting hit with the wind. So very frustrating.
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Aug 4, 2015 4:08 AM CST
Deb, do you have a picture of your Raspberry bee balms? Lovey dubby
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Aug 4, 2015 10:11 AM CST
Here ya go. Couple bloom shots, plus one this morning with dahlia 'Star Elite' in the background. I'm liking that combo, the bee balm picks up on the pink tones of the dahlia.


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