Worry-Free Bee Balm Combo

The Worry-Free Bee Balm Combo features three native perennial favorites.These Monarda are easy-to-grow, disease resistant, deer resistant, and will naturalize over time. Light purple and violet-blue flowers will add texture and color to your garden, and feed hummingbirds and butterflies. Six plants.
Zones4 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Edible
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
Mature Height36-48" tall
Mature Spread36" wide
Bloom TimeSummer
ShippingNow shipping to zones 2-10.
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SizeCollection of 6
SKUHC017411

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Monarda, also known as Bee Balm, is a favorite native perennial, and for good reason! Deer resistant and easy to grow, these Bee Balm will naturalize, multiplying year after year to develop into a colorful garden. The Worry-Free Combo is known for disease resistance as well. Bright flowers in purple and violet-blue are fragrant, which will attract pollinators including butterflies and hummingbirds, while glossy, aromatic foliage will look great all season. Our selection of Wild Bergamot, exclusive to High Country Gardens, has pretty, soft purple flowers and is adapted to some of the harshest garden conditions. Blue Stocking Bee Balm blooms for several months with vibrantly colored violet-blue flowers that no hummingbird can resist. Plant in full sun in fertile soil to enjoy for many years to come. Plants rage from: 30-36” tall x 18-24” wide. Each Worry-Free Bee Balm Combo includes 3 of each, for a total of 6 plants: 


Wild Bergamot Bee Balm (Monarda fistulosa)

Blue Stocking Bee Balm (Monarda didyma)

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SKUHC017411
Item Package Size
Collection of 6
Common Name
Worry-Free Bee Balm Combo
Botanical Name
Worry-Free Monarda Combo
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
36-48" tall
Mature Spread
36" wide
Bloom Time
Summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Edible, Adds Texture
Special Groups
High Country Gardens Exclusive
Edible
Yes
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Tips for Growing Bee Balm

Bee Balm (Monarda) is a showy and vigorous old-fashioned garden perennial that blooms in summer. Bee Balm is, as the name suggests, “bee friendly,” deer resistant and will attract hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden. The varieties we carry are highly resistant to powdery mildew.

  • Plant Bee Balm in full sun (or part shade in hot summer climates).
  • This plant enjoys moist and fertile garden soil.
  • Mulch and water regularly. Water Bee Balm if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week.
  • Fertilize once annually in fall or spring with a top dressing mixture of Yum Yum Mix and compost.
  • Divide the plants in fall every few years to keep them vigorous.

If you have particularly challenging gardening conditions (hot humid summers, periodic drought, or cold winters--as low as USDA zone 4), we recommend planting Mondarda fistulosa or Monarda 'Peter's Purple' (USDA zone 6) which grow easily in most soil types, including clay. The cold hardy zone 4 varieties are excellent for fall planting.


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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