The Main Plant entry for Bee Balms (Monarda)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root
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  • Beebalm

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Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2022-06-11
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2022-06-11
Grows over six feet tall at the pond's edge
Location: Green Spring Gardens (Outdoors, Northern Virginia)
Date: Late winter (almost 2021)
Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA (zone 7b north Geogia mountains)
Date: 2022-06-19
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-06-14
Location: KYLE
Date: 2019-05-10
Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USA
Date: 2013-06-22
Monarda with bonus bug
Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA (zone 7b north Geogia mountains)
Date: 2021-06-29
Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA (zone 7b north Geogia mountains)
Date: 2021-06-29
Location: South Carolina
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 2013-03-19
Location: central Illinois
Date: 6-15-11
Location: Maine
Date: 2017-07-19
Location: Quad Cities Botanical Garden, Rock Island, Il.
Date: 7-1-12
Location: Quad Cities Botanical Garden, Rock Island, Il.
Date: 7-1-12
Location: Quad Cities Botanical Garden, Rock Island, Il.
Date: 2012-07-02
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2019-06-18
#pollination
Location: Willow Valley Communities, Lakes Campus, Willow Street, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2019-06-24
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565
Date: 2017-06-23
Location: Kyle, TX
Date: 2020-06-02
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: 2016-07-07
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-06-16

Date: 2016-07-01

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
Location: Northeastern Pennsylvania
Date: 2013-07-26
Location: Indiana zone 5
Date: 2015-02-13
covered in snow
Location: My garden
Date: 2018-05-21
Location: Willow Valley Communities, Lakes Campus, Willow Street, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2019-06-24
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2012-06-20

Date: 2016-07-10
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 2013-03-19
Location: central Illinois
Date: 6-2-12
Location: Willow Valley Communities, Lakes Campus, Willow Street, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2019-06-26

Date: 2009-02-27
USDA
Location: Indiana zone 5
Date: 2015-02-13
covered in snow
Location: my garden - rect bed, south end
Date: 2014-05-30
finally, a blooms, after 2 years
Location: My garden
Date: 2018-05-21
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-06-16
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565
Date: 2017-06-23

Date: 2016-07-10
Location: my garden zone 7a NC
Date: 2012-03-21
just emerging 2 year old plants
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2006-10-02
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2006-10-02
  • Uploaded by Joy
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Comments:
  • Posted by sandnsea2 (Cape Cod, MA, USA - Zone 7a) on Jun 26, 2013 10:18 AM concerning plant:
    Monarda is so quick and easy from seed. Direct seeding allows you to create swaths of Bee Balm color exactly where you want it.

    The hummers and bees fight it out, and it's interesting to watch the hummers chase the bees away.

    The scented foliage is said to have been used to make tea, and the scent is heady.

    I have always made sure to have a few varieties of Monarda in my garden. There are many interesting colors available now. It was one of the first plants I got when I started gardening over 30 years ago.

    Bringing the scented leaves into the house and placing them in a bowl creates instant heaven!

    All in all, a wonderful addition to the garden.
Plant Events from our members
piksihk On June 4, 2019 Bloomed
piksihk On May 23, 2018 Bloomed
finally blooms; they have multiplied
piksihk On April 17, 2017 Miscellaneous Event
spreading rapidly -
piksihk On February 29, 2016 Transplanted
HW
piksihk On June 1, 2014 Bloomed
NikkiGerena On June 11, 2017 Transplanted
antsinmypants On May 24, 2021 Transplanted
Into flower garden two (third set of plants)
antsinmypants On May 24, 2021 Transplanted
Into flower garden two (second set of plants)
antsinmypants On May 22, 2021 Transplanted
Into flower garden two
antsinmypants On May 15, 2021 Obtained plant
Flowerlover6 On October 19, 2022 Seeds sown
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Easy direct seed by sandnsea2 Jun 26, 2013 10:40 AM 4
Is this photo in the correct place? by greene Oct 18, 2017 12:26 AM 1

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