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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: 24 inches
Plant Spread: 24 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Powdery Mildew
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP14,235 (2003)
Parentage: Unknown

Common names
  • Wild Bergamot
  • Bee Balm
  • Beebalm

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Location: Maryland
Date: 2015-07-08
Location: South garden
Date: 2016-07-02
Location: my zone 5 garden
Date: 2016-07-02
Location: Grantville, Georgia
Location: South garden
Date: July 2015
Location: My garden in N IL - zone 5
Date: 2016-06-30
This is more hot pink than red, but it is pretty tall.
Location: Maryland
Date: 2015-07-05
First bloom just opening

Date: 2016-08-03
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