Bee balm is a pollination friendly plant that is quite good at attracting pollinators like bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to the garden.
The plantation of the Bee Balm plant can be done both indoors and outdoors. For indoor setting, it is preferred to sow the seeds around 8 weeks before the last spring frost. For transplantation, a well-rooted plant is perfect if it is moved to the garden bed just a week before the last spring frost.
Bee Balm plant calls for the sunshine and winds of spring or fall to manifest a sharp growth. It prospers healthily when it is rendered the perfect amount of full sun exposure with good air circulation and a lot of water at the time of planting.
Evenly moist soil with mulch aids in robust growth. Mulch not only helps in retaining the moisture of the soil but also limits the growth of weeds.
It is instructed to snip off the faded flowers for the encouragement of fresh ones in late summer. Further, the first frost of the fall should be followed by trimming of stems at least two inches above the surface. In spring, it seems better to make small divisions of the new roots of the stable plant to witness a solid growth.
The broadcasted seeds of the Bee Balm grow happily and eventually bloom in mid, or late summer in the form of dense clusters of red, pink or lavender flowers.
The bright colors of the petals attract the pollinating insects and animals to make the process of pollination possible. After the pollination, the flower undergoes post-fertilization variations that give rise to the seed formation. The seeds account for the continuation of the lifecycle by leading the way for germination that hardly takes 14 to 28 days.