Bee Balm (Monarda didyma 'Mahogany') in the Bee Balms Database

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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: 24 to 28 inches (60-70cm)
Plant Spread: 36 to 39 inches (90-100 cm)
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Other: Wine red
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Other: Deadhead flowers to prolong bloom period.
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Self-seeds
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root
Division
Other: Divide every 3-4 years to improve air circulation.
Child plants: one child plant

Courtesy Crownsville Nursery

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Photo Courtesy of Busse Gardens. Used with permission.
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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