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Balmy™ Rose Bee Balm

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 10 - 12 Inches
  • Mature Spread 10 - 12 Inches
  • Growing Zones 4 - 8

Monarda didyma Balmy™ Rose ('Balbalmose'), commonly called Balmy™ Rose Bee Balm, is a superior choice of bee balm for flowering, disease resistance, and form. It blooms earlier than other varieties and is full of bold rose-pink blooms in late spring. The dense, shaggy flower heads are fragrant and make lovely cut flowers for indoor arrangements. The compact, dark green foliage has a pleasant minty scent when crushed.

This is a spreading perennial with a compact, highly branched form. It grows quickly and can be expected to form a mound 10 – 12 inches tall and 12 – 14 inches wide. The flowers attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. This bee balm tolerates wet sites, clay, sand, drought, humidity and heat. It is resistant to deer, rabbits and powdery mildew, unlike other varieties. It provides bright color spots at the front of perennial borders and foundation plantings. Balmy™ Rose also performs well in containers without much effort. 

Balmy™ Rose Bee Balm Care

This perennial grows well in full sun to part shade. It is highly adaptable to different soil types, including clay and sand, and is not picky about soil pH. It performs best in moist, fertile soils that drain well. Balmy™ Rose appreciates regular water during the growing season, making sure the soil never dries out. In winter, it does not tolerate prolonged wet feet. Mulch new plants with high quality compost around the root zone to conserve moisture.

Cut the foliage to the ground after flowering to promote new growth. Removing spent flowers will encourage it to rebloom.

Balmy™ Rose Bee Balm Spacing

When grown in groups, space individual plants approximately 10 inches apart and stagger the planting rows.If growing in a container, select a pot that is weather resistant with good drainage and a diameter of at least 12 inches.

Balmy™ Rose Bee Balm Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 10 - 12 Inches
Mature Spread: 12 - 14 Inches
Spacing: 12 - 14 Inches
Habit: Clumping
Flower Color(s): Pink
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Spring into Summer
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Dark Green
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit, Disease
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance
Brand: Plants That Work
Common Name: Balmy™ Rose Bee Balm
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: MONARDA `BALMY ROSE`

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.