Monarda Bee-Happy

Bee-YouŽ Series

Bee Balm, Bergamot, Oswego Tea

$17.95 ea. (3+ discount) $17.50 ea.

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Plant Code: MOBH

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Large cherry-red flowers with chocolate-drop button centers blanket bushy, upright foliage. Each foliage blade displays prominent veining for an appealing pin-striped, quilted effect. There are so many beautiful reasons to Bee-Happy and this stunner will warm your heart and soul. From the Bee-YouŽ Series, Bee-Happy features compact plants with desirable mildew-resistant foliage. Monarda is native to eastern North America, easy to grow and multiplies quickly. Bee Balm is a favorite for the perennial border with a stunning display of long-blooming richly colored flowers. Foliage will release a spicy fragrance when crushed and can be used to make herbal tea. Expect scores of butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees sampling its sweet nectar-laden blossoms. Deer tend to refrain from nibbling.


Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 24-30"
Spacing: Plant 16" apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower: Red/Burgundy
Patent: PP29,080
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Long-Blooming
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Wet Site Tolerant

Monarda General Information

Monarda are very attractive to Bees, Butterflies and Hummingbirds. With both fragrant foliage and colorful flowers, Bee Balm is ideal for making potpourri or herbal wreaths. Strong grower in the North, can be overpowering in Southern gardens so allow plenty of space. Erect stems support uniquely shaped flowers. All of our varieties have good to excellent mildew resistance. When crushed the foliage will release a spicy fragrance and the leaves can be used to make delightful teas. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Monarda Plant Care

Easy to grow. Divide spring or fall every 3-4 years. Thinning stems out to increase air circulation will further help prevent powdery mildew, as will keeping plants watered during dry spells. Foliage can be cut back after flowering to encourage fresh new leaves and possible late fall rebloom.