General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 2 to 3 feet
Plant Spread: 1 to 2 feet
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Powdery Mildew
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root
Division
Pollinators: Bees
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Parentage: Open pollination through several generations of: Souris
Child plants: 4 child plants

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Common names
  • Beebalm
  • Bee Balm
  • Oswego Tea
  • Bergamot
  • Firecracker Plant

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Comments:
  • Posted by BookerC1 (Mackinaw, IL - Zone 5a) on Sep 27, 2011 10:54 PM concerning plant:
    Self-seeds, and can spread if you aren't careful to pull up seedlings in the spring. I suggest planting it somewhere it won't get overcrowded too quickly. Bees, wasps, butterflies, and hummingbirds all flock to this flower!
  • Posted by Dodecatheon3 (Northwest Arkansas - Zone 6b) on Feb 7, 2014 3:00 PM concerning plant:
    One of the most mildew-resistant varieties available, with no winter damage, according to the Chicago Botanical Gardens Monarda trials in the mid-late 1990s. North Carolina State University & University of Vermont research also shows this variety to be very resistant compared to others.
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lovesblooms On April 20, 2015 Seeds germinated
lovesblooms On January 25, 2015 Seeds sown
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