A Guide to Growing and Caring for this Beautiful Flower and Plant Bee Balm in Your Pollinator Garden

Bee Balm, also known as Monarda, is a stunning flowering plant that attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to your garden.

Its vibrant colors and delightful fragrance make it a popular choice among gardeners.

Bee Balm features clusters of tubular flowers in shades of red, pink, purple, and white.

The plant grows upright with square stems and aromatic foliage.

It reaches a height of 2 to 4 feet and blooms from mid to late summer.

Bee Balm thrives in full sun but can tolerate partial shade.

It prefers moist, well-drained soil with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.5.

Adding organic matter to the soil enhances its fertility and drainage.

Bee Balm can be propagated through seeds or by dividing established clumps in early spring.

Plant seeds or divisions 12 to 18 inches apart, as the plant tends to spread.

Water the newly planted bee balm thoroughly to ensure proper establishment.

Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.

Water the plant deeply during dry periods.

Trim bee balm in early spring to encourage bushier growth.

Deadhead spent blooms regularly to promote continuous blooming and prevent self-seeding.

Cut the plant back to the ground after the first frost in late fall.

Bee Balm is generally resistant to pests and diseases.

Bee Balm's vibrant flowers and nectar-rich blooms attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

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