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Balmy™ Lilac Monarda Plant

  • - Bee Balm
  • - Height: 10-12 inches
  • - Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • - Exposure: Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: June-July
  • - Each Quart contains 1 Balmy™ Lilac Monarda Plant
Plant Features

Elevate your garden with the Monarda Balmy™ Lilac, a compact Bee Balm variant renowned for its vivid lilac blooms. Set against aromatic, dark green leaves, these flowers captivate in dense, globular heads from late spring to late summer. Beyond aesthetics, this perennial is a hummingbird and butterfly magnet, turning any space into a nature haven. Its resilience is noteworthy, boasting strong mildew resistance, ensuring longevity and health. Perfect for sunny borders, containers, or groupings, the Balmy Lilac stands out not only for its radiant color but also for its fragrant minty-basil scent. Whether you're crafting an ornamental highlight or seeking blooms for cutting, this Bee Balm is an unmatched choice.

Monarda Companion Plants: Achillea, Eupatorium, Grasses, Phlox, Salvia

Balmy Lilac Monarda Care: Plants should be always kept well-watered. The dried flowers produce a fruit that wild birds enjoy, so don’t cut back the plants back to the ground till late winter or early spring. Early spring is also a good time to apply fertilizer for the year.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Clay soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Mature Spread 8-10 inches
Habit Upright
Flower Color Lilac
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Features Cut Flower
Garden Styles Butterfly Garden, Cottage Garden, English Garden, Pollinator Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Edible, Focal Point, Healing and Medicinal
Critter Resistance Deer, Rabbit
Pet Friendly Yes
Plant Type Hybrid