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Bee-You® Bee Happy Bee Balm

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 15 - 18 Inches
  • Mature Spread 15 - 18 Inches
  • Growing Zones 5 - 9

Super deep pink to red petals emerge from an even deeper red center on this perennial that is a magnet for all types of pollinators and is loved by hummingbirds as well. The fragrant, dark green foliage contrasts nicely with the vibrant colored blooms on a plant that reaches a height of 15 to 18 inches with a spread of 12 to 15 inches. Plant this long season bloomer where you can enjoy its beautiful flowers, minty fragrance, and the many interesting creatures it will attract. 

This low maintenance perennial has a naturally rounded growing habit and is highly resistant to powdery mildew disease. It is unpalatable to deer or small herbivores and is drought tolerant once established. An amazing choice for a wildflower garden, perennial garden, mass planting, walkway, pathway or patio planting and grown in a pot or container. Winter hardy in zones 5 to 9. Bee Balm grown in pots or containers would need to be planted in garden soil for the winter where temperatures fall below freezing for an extended period of time and repotted in spring. Alternatively, the pots or containers could be stored indoors for the winter in a cool, but sunny area that is above freezing. Native to North America. 

Bee-You® Bee Happy Bee Balm Care

Bee Balm prefers an area with full sun but is accepting of partial shade. Grows best in average to rich, well-drained garden soil but accepts a wide range of soil types and likes a slightly acidic to neutral pH. 

Bee Balm may be deadheaded to encourage new blooms and to help create a bushier plant. Cut back passed foliage to a few inches above ground in late fall. May be divided every 2 to 3 years to maintain the plant's vigor.

Bee-You® Bee Happy Bee Balm Spacing

Bee Balm should be spaced approximately 12 to 16 inches apart if grown as a mass planting, in the perennial garden, a wildflower garden, patio, walkway or pathway planting or if grown in pots or containers.

Bee-You® Bee Happy Bee Balm Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 15 - 18 Inches
Mature Spread: 12 - 15 Inches
Spacing: 12 - 15 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Red
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Disease
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance
Brand: Plants That Work
Common Name: Bee-You® Bee Happy Bee Balm
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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.

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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

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  • 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.