Does bee balm come back every year
Bee balm is a hardy perennial plant that requires little care. Whether planted in a garden area or in a container, it will return each season and will have likely spread. A few easy steps will prepare the plant for the cold weather. Cut the plant to the ground in mid-autumn.
Does bee balm do well in pots
Planting Bee Balm in Pots
Bee balm grows anywhere from 2-4 feet tall, with petite varieties growing 10-15 inches tall. With its height and spreading characteristic, a 5-10 gallon pot is needed. Be sure that the pot is crack proof, weather resistant, and has good drainage holes.
Is bee balm toxic to dogs
Bee balm is not poisonous for humans. In fact, eating the leaves will not harm a cat, dog or other animals in any way.
Can you grow bee balm in part shade
Bee balms perform best in full sun. While plants tolerate partial shade, they won't flower as heavily and are more susceptible to powdery mildew. They also prefer moist, well-drained soils.Apr 5, 2006
Where does bee balm grow best
Light: Bee balm does best in full sun. Though it will grow in part shade, it tends to stretch and become leggy over time. Soil: Bee balm does best in evenly moist soil rich in organic matter. It can tolerate lighter soil, but richer soil will encourage taller, stronger specimens.
How do you keep bee balm blooming
To encourage bountiful clusters of flowers, you will want to deadhead the plant throughout its entire bloom time. As the flowers begin to wilt and fade, cut just above the next flower bud. Continue to cut throughout the season as needed until the stem has finished flowering.
Why is my bee balm dying
When the bee balm's roots become saturated with standing water, they can become oxygen-starved and stop functioning properly. This causes the plant to lose its vigor and begin to droop. Too much water can eventually drown the plant, so make sure you plant bee balm in soil that can drain properly.
Are coffee grounds good for bee balm
Use soil that is well draining and doesn't get muddy after a rain. You can stir in some organic matter such as compost, eggshells, coffee grounds, or leaf clippings into the soil to give it a nutritious boost.
Does bee balm require much water
Bee balm is drought tolerant, but needs a regular watering schedule. It is best to keep the soil evenly moist, yet not too wet. Avoid overwatering as it could result in root rot. Allow the soil to dry out a bit between waterings and not get soggy.
How quickly does bee balm grow
Quick Reference Growing Guide
|Plant Type:||Herbaceous perennial||Red, pink, light to dark purple|
|Time to Maturity:||110-120 days||Well-draining|
|Spacing:||18-24 inches||Bees, butterflies, hummingbirds|
|Planting Depth:||1/8 inch (seeds)||Summer phlox, basil, dill, thyme, daylilies|
|Height:||3-5 feet||Tea, potpourri, cut flowers|
2 to 4 feet tall and 1 1/2 to 3 feet wide.
What month does bee balm bloom
How to Grow and Care for Bee Balm
|Common Name||Bee balm, monarda, wild bergamot|
|Sun Exposure||Full, partial|
|Soil Type||Rich, moist|
|Soil pH||Acidic, neutral|
, juncos, redpolls, among other species.