Balmy™ Purple Bee Balm

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The vivid magenta blooms of 'Balmy™ Purple' Bee Balm will be abuzz with activity as butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds gather to sip abundant nectar. Attractive disease-resistant foliage and compact size make 'Balmy™ Purple' Bee Balm an ideal front-of-the border accent and stunning container plant. Fragrant flowers and foliage readily naturalize to form a beautiful swath of color. (Monarda)
Zones 4 - 9
Attract Butterflies
Easy To Grow
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Containers
Plants For Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 10-12" tall , 12-15" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to mid summer
Item Package SizePlant - 3" Pot

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
(10-12" tall x 12-15" wide) Loved by bees, hummingbirds, and pollinators, 'Balmy™ Purple' Bee Balm blooms from late spring to mid-summer, dazzling all with its signature shaggy-topped flowers in vibrant magenta-purple. This dwarf variety has a more compact size and shape than its cousins, while boasting the same large flowers that resemble a burst of fireworks.  In contrast to most Bee Balms, 'Balmy™ Purple' Bee Balm can command center stage all season long thanks to its resistance to powdery mildew, a foliar disease that discolors the leaves of many other Bee Balm (Monarda) varieties. A dwarf variety, this Bee Balm fits in nicely with mixed plantings, and will readily naturalize to form a beautiful swath of color. Cut plenty of the fragrant blooms to add color and fragrance to bouquets — cutting stems and deadheading both encourage repeat bloom. Plant in full sun to part shade and average to moist soil.  Adaptable and easy to grow, it is resistant to deer and rabbits and is hardy in zones 4-9.
More Information
Item Package Size
Plant - 3" Pot
Common Name
Balmy™ Purple Bee Balm PP#25561
Botanical Name
Monarda Balmy™ Purple PP#25561
Patent Number
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Flower Size
2-3" flowers
Mature Height
10-12" tall
Estimated Mature Spread
12-15" wide
Growth Rate
Bloom Time
Late spring to mid summer
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Green lance shaped foliage.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Well-Drained Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture
Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Attract Butterflies, Easy To Grow, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers, Plants For Small Spaces
Additional Information
Dwarf variety. Mildew resistance. Deadhead to encourage new flowers.
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada

No longer available this season.

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