Fragrant flowers forum: Spotted beebalm

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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Sep 7, 2011 2:43 AM CST
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My first year with this plant and I give it a Thumbs up It has an almost overpowering sweet smell , and quite unusual blooms.
Was started from seed (wintersown method) this year.
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Critter (Jill)
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critterologist
Sep 12, 2011 11:07 AM CST
Nice!!

Are the leaves naturally silvery? Or (like my "regular" bee balm) does it just have a good case of powdery mildew after all the rain?
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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Sep 12, 2011 4:31 PM CST
The leaves turned silver just before blooming.
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Name: Critter (Jill)
MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Sep 13, 2011 7:40 AM CST
Neat-o!
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris.
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Sep 13, 2011 10:32 AM CST
I am going to try to save some seed , but haven't had much luck getting seed from normal beebalm ...so we will see?
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Name: Critter (Jill)
MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Sep 13, 2011 1:18 PM CST
I've tried to WS seed from spotted beebalm without success... I think it's one of those where you don't even try to separate seeds from chaff, you just crunch up the leftover dried flowerhead and cross your fingers.
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris.
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
Dances with Dirt
Native Plants and Wildflowers Critters Allowed Garden Procrastinator Herbs Vegetable Grower Plant Identifier
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gardengus
Sep 13, 2011 1:28 PM CST
I almost pulled it several times . I remember planting it as a wintersown baby and the tag just said beebalm , well it does not look like beebalm or at least any of the others I grow so I thought I had accidentally planted a weed. Glad I left it .
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD (Zone 6b)
We're all learners, doers, teachers
Charter ATP Member Region: Maryland Bulbs Amaryllis Tropicals Cottage Gardener
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critterologist
Sep 13, 2011 1:47 PM CST
Thumbs up
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris.

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