Panorama Red (replaces Panorama Red Shades) bee balm produces red to scarlet flowers in June and July. Plants grow to 3 ft. tall, are mildew resistant and winter hardy to zone 3. Grow Panorama Red bee balm in mixed borders with Chinese fountain grass, Russian sage and Benary's Giant White zinnia.
Growing Panorama Red 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 is 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. Blooms also attract butterflies and honey bees, and are excellent cut flowers. Bee balm plants are rabbit and deer resistant.
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