Go Back Bee Balm Adam

Monarda didyma 'Adam'
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Plant Type: Perennials

Clear, cherry-red blooms over scented foliage. These plants also serve as a butterfly nectar source. It's fragrant leaves are used to make tea and potpourri.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

This plant tolerates occasional wetness and will grow in moist soil but prefers well-drained soil with a pH of neutral. In spring, remove dead foliage only. In fall, cut back to 6" and dead-head spent flowers. Division is necessary and should be done in the spring.

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Plant Spread

20-24 in.

Good Companions

Black-eyed Susan, Coneflower, Daylily, False Sunflower, Gayfeather, Goat's Beard, Rose Mallow, Shasta Daisy, Speedwell, Yarrow.

Plant Height

24-36 in.

Scape Height

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Characteristics & Attributes


Bloom Time

Mid summer to fall

Critter Resistance


Full sun

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