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Bee balm - Live Plant
Bee balm - Live Plant
Bee balm - Live Plant
Bee balm - Live Plant

Bee balm - Live Plant

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This well-established, seed-grown specimen will add beauty and color to your landscape.  It is available in a 3.5” pot, ready to give flowers this June. Each plant is thriving and ready to settle in your garden beds to reach a good height of 3 feet with a 2-3 feet wide frame.

What essentials do I need to ensure success in cultivating Bee balm?

To thrive, Bee balm requires attention to water, light, and soil. Upon receiving your plant, aim to position it in full sun to partial shade sunlight.

If you are growinging in a container, you can easily control the soil. However if you are growing in the ground, Bee balm grows best in moist, well-drained soil.

Take into account the eventual size of Bee balm. It's recommended to give them 18-24 inches of space between each plant, as they can spread to 12-24 inches in diameter and reach heights of up to 24-36 inches.

The flowering period of Bee balm varies; while it typically blooms summer, it may not flower until its second year, depending on the planting time.

How can I use with Bee balm?

Historically, the leaves, flowers of the plant has been utilized to create tea, poultice, revealing the numerous benefits associated with Bee balm.

With this gorgeous perennial plant for sale, you can add the beauty and benefits of bee balm to your yard. Pick up right now to take advantage of the season's vivacious blossoms and pleasant aroma.


About Bee Balm

Bee balm (Monarda) is an exquisite flowering perennial. It is popular for its striking flowers that appear in different shades of pink, purple, and red from mid-summer to fall. Its aromatic leaves are used to brew teas and make tinctures to address various health irregularities.

It aids in digestion, relieves fever, and reduces headaches. Bee balm contains remarkable anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic properties that help fight respiratory infections, sore throat, cough, fungal infections, and so much more. It can also be consumed to regulate blood sugar levels to aid diabetic patients. 


How to use Bee Balm

  • Tincture: Fresh or dried bee balm leaves are chopped and macerated in grain alcohol for 4 to 6 weeks to formulate a tincture.
  • Tea: In hot water, dried bee balm leaves are soaked for around 5-10 minutes to make tea.
  • Salve: Dried bee balm leaves-infused oil can be combined with beeswax to form a salve to treat minor skin ailments. 
  • Vinegar infusion: Dried bee balm leaves can be soaked in apple cider vinegar for 3 to 6 weeks, shaking and adding vinegar during the period, to form bee balm vinegar infusion.

Bee balm - Live Plant Frequently Asked Questions

Is Bee Balm an annual or perennial plant?

Bee Balm (Monarda) is a perennial that lives for more than two growing seasons. It can continue to grow and bloom for several years. It dies back to the ground in the fall and then regrows from its intact root system the following spring.  


How much space should be needed to grow a Bee Balm?

Bee balm needs to be planted with a space of at least 18 to 24 inches apart to give their roots the opportunity to expand and to avoid crowding. This spacing will additionally help in ensuring optimum air circulation and can help prevent the onset of contagious diseases.


What zone does Bee Balm grow in?

Bee Balm can grow in USDA hardiness zones 3-9. It can tolerate both winters and summers but will require extra care and maintenance to get through extremely hot and dry conditions. 


When should I harvest Bee Balm?

For medicinal purposes, bee balm leaves and flowers can be harvested mid-summer, when the plant is in full bloom and high in phytonutrients.
For culinary purposes, harvest bee balm leaves in early summer, when they are young, tender, and full of taste.


Does Bee Balm flower or fruit?

Bee balm produces vibrant showy flowers in different shades of pink, purple and red that attract different pollinators to the garden for pollination. It does not produce fruits but its flowers dry up to produce seeds that can be used to start new bee balm plants.  


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