Monarda didyma 'Balbalmurp' - Balmy™ Purple Bee Balm
Monarda didyma 'Balbalmurp' - Balmy™ Purple Bee Balm
Monarda didyma 'Balbalmurp' - Balmy™ Purple Bee Balm
Monarda didyma 'Balbalmurp' - Balmy™ Purple Bee Balm
Monarda didyma 'Balbalmurp' - Balmy™ Purple Bee Balm
Monarda didyma 'Balbalmurp' - Balmy™ Purple Bee Balm

Monarda didyma 'Balbalmurp' - Balmy™ Purple Bee Balm

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Butterfly FriendlyFull SunDeer ResistantPart ShadeBird Friendly
DESCRIPTION
Balmy™ Purple Bee Balm
Monarda didyma 'Balbalmurp'

This dwarf variety of beebalm is an early flowering powerhouse. Hummingbirds, butterflies and other beneficial insects will be drawn to the bright, pinkish purple flowers. The deep green foliage has a minty fragrance and the charming flowers are edible. Both deer and rabbits tend to leave this plant alone. Plant in sunny, well-drained sites near the front of the border. Disease resistant.

BENEFITS
  • Full, compact plants provide a pop of vibrant color
  • Hummingbird and butterfly magnate!
  • Deer and rabbit resistant
  • Fragrant foliage and edible flowers
  • Good resistance to powdery mildew
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

Map Credit: The Biota of North America 
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)

Interesting Facts

 

The common name beebalm comes from the old practice of using crushed leaves to sooth bee stings. The leaves were also used by Oswego Indians and early settlers as tea. Hence the other common name, Oswego tea.

 

 

GROWING TIPS

 

Mature Size: 10-12in. Tall x 8-10in. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 4-9

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

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