Bee Balm

Bee Balm - Seeds & Bulbs

Bee Balm
Dotted Mint
(Monarda punctata)

Bee Balm tea is a nice addition to anyone's day! To protest tea taxes, the original colonists drank Bee Balm tea. Native to the eastern US. We chose this variety because of its relative tolerance to mildew & drought and its unique flowers. Used as a cut flower and in wildflower gardens.

Flower Type: Perennial
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 3'
Exposure: Full Sun, Light Shade in hot climates

When to Sow Outside: Spring, two weeks before average last frost or late summer/early fall at least 2 months before first fall frost.
When to Sow Inside: 8 - 10 weeks before last frost.
Seed Depth: 1/8" to 1/16"
Seed Spacing: 1"
Days to Emerge: 5 - 10
Thinning: 12" apart

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