Bee Balm Panorama Mix Monarda Didyma is an upright growing and profusely blooming perennial herb that is native to North America and belongs to mint family. Bee Balm Panorama Mix seeds can be started indoors in winter or directly outdoors from early spring up until 8 weeks before the last frost. Also commonly called Beebalm, Oswego Tea, Bergamot, Firecracker Plant, Horsemint, Mountain Mint, this flowering mix of of Monarda Didyma is a bushy, clump-forming plant with the spicy scented foliage and beautiful, scented, tubular, flowers that form terminal flower heads and come in many shades of scarlet, bright red, pink, salmon and crimson. The wide range of pollinators including bumblebees, swallowtail butterflies, and hummingbirds is attracted by scented Bergamot flowers.
Bee Balm Scarlet Red Shades brings a dramatic impact to any garden or landscape, and that is why Firecracker Plant is widely grown in bird and butterfly gardens, border fronts, cottage and cutting gardens, herb and wild gardens, naturalized landscapes and along ponds or streams. For successful germination Monarda Didyma seeds have to be just cover thinly, no more than the thickness of the seed, and the established Mountain Mint wildflower expands quickly into colonies from vigorous rhizomes tolerating clay and sand soil, and resisting rabbit and dear. Monarda Panorama Mix flowers are appreciated as the outstanding, long lasting fresh or dry cut flowers, and Monarda leaves and flowers are also edible and used in herbal teas or in potpourri.
Height: 36 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Rich/Moist well-drained, pH 6.1-7.3
USDA Zones: 4-9
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (4-6 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Summer/Fall
Seed Depth: Surface sowing - press seeds slightly into the soil and cover thinly, no more than the thickness of the seed
Germination Time: 14-21 Days