Monarda x hybrida
Bee balm. New selection of monarda, with a dwarf habit producing a showy collection of tubular rose purple flowers circling around the stalk in individual tiers. Such a great performing and pretty plant that it won the Fleuroselect Gold Medal for 2008. First year flowering perennial. Highly resistant to mildew. 25 seeds.
Perennial, zone 5-8
Germination: 7-10 days
Seed Planting Depth: 1/16"
Starting Indoors/Outdoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Provide 70-75 degree soil temperature. Outdoors after last frost.
Height and Width: 18-24" x 12-14"
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Average to fertile, well drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: 70-80 days, early summer
Uses: Bedding, planters and windowboxes, cut flower, dried flower , edible flowers and leaves used for tea.