- Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 4 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 22 - 24 Inches
- Mature Spread 2 - 2.5 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
Electric Neon Purple Bee Balm is a patented variety of bee balm known for its bright purple flowers and attractive, fragrant foliage that can reach a height of up to 24 inches. It is a popular choice for gardens and containers due to its ability to attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. One of the standout features of this plant is its bright purple flowers, which add a burst of color to any garden or container. In addition to its flowers, it also has attractive green foliage that adds visual interest to the plant and gives off a sweet, minty aroma when crushed. In the winter, it will lose its leaves and go dormant and will re-emerge in the spring with new growth. It is also well suited to mass plantings, borders, and perennial beds and can also be grown in containers.
Electric Neon Purple Bee Balm is generally resistant to diseases, but it can be susceptible to fungal infections if the soil is consistently wet or the plant is overcrowded. Proper care, including adequate watering and spacing, can help prevent these issues. This perennial is generally deer resistant and drought tolerant, but it requires regular watering for best performance.
Electric Neon Purple Bee Balm Care
When planting Electric Neon Purple Bee Balm, choose a location with well-draining soil that receives full sun to partial shade. This plant prefers well-draining, loamy soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH, around 6.5 to 7.0. Water this plant regularly, keeping the soil evenly moist but not soggy. Be sure to water the plant deeply, as shallow watering can lead to shallow root systems, and avoid letting the soil dry out completely, as this can stress the plant and lead to wilting. During prolonged periods of drought, it may be necessary to water the plant more frequently to ensure that the soil stays moist. Fertilize the plant once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer to promote healthy growth.
Electric Neon Purple Bee Balm is well suited to growing in containers. Be sure to use a rich, well-draining potting mix and water the plant regularly to prevent the soil from drying out. Place the container in a sunny location, but protect the plant from extreme heat and direct midday sun.
To prune Electric Neon Purple Bee Balm, remove spent flowers by snipping them off at the base of the flower stem, and trim back overgrown or leggy stems. Regularly pinch back growth throughout the growing season. Avoid pruning too heavily, as this can stress the plant and reduce its flowering potential. Instead, use sanitized, sharp scissors or pruning shears to make clean cuts, and aim to remove no more than a third of the plant's growth during a single pruning session. Pruning will help encourage new growth and maintain a neat appearance for your Electric Neon Purple Bee Balm. You can cut back Bee Balm in the fall after all the growth has faded.
Electric Neon Purple Bee Balm Spacing
When planting in a garden bed, space the plants about 28 to 30 inches apart to allow for good air circulation. If planting in a container, choose a pot at least 12 inches in diameter to provide enough room for the plant to grow.
Electric Neon Purple Bee Balm Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 4 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 22 - 24 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 2 - 2.5 Feet|
|Spacing: 28 - 30 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Purple|
|Bloom Period: Summer|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Purple|
|Foliage Description: Dark Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Fragrant, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Electric Neon Purple Bee Balm|
|Other Name(s): Electric Neon Purple Beebalm|
|Scientific Name: Monarda 'Electric Neon Purple'|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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