Bergamo's intense rose-purple blooms attract butterflies, make excellent cut flowers. Extremely disease resistant plants grow to 2 ft. tall, with citrus-scented leaves. Bergamo bee balm begins to flower in as few as 10 weeks, and continues blooming into September, or later into the fall when given ample water.
Short-lived perennial, usually grown as an annual. A Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner (Europe's top prize). Grows beautifully with Amber Wheels gaillardia.
Growing Bergamo Bee Balm Seeds
Plant Bee Balm Seeds: Sow seeds in cell packs or flats, press into soil but do not cover. Light helps bee balm seeds to germinate. Kept at 60-70° F., seedlings emerge in 14-21 days. Transplant bee balm plants into garden 1-2 ft. apart.
Grow Bee Balm: Plant in full sun in mild climates, afternoon shade is preferred in hot summer areas. Bee Balm plants spread quickly, are not invasive. Provide regular to ample moisture. Bee Balm plants will be longer-lived in cold winter climates.
Bee balm should be divided every 3 to 4 years in the spring or early fall. Discard any dead central plant material and transplant each small division 1½ to 2 ft. apart. Widely adapted, bee balm is among the absolute best perennials for drawing hummingbirds into the garden. Attracts butterflies. Blooms also attract butterflies and honey bees; are excellent cut flowers. bee balms are rabbit and deer resistant plants.
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