A wonderful flower for attracting hummingbirds to your garden. This guide is about growing bee balm.
Editor's Note: This is not the same bergamot as is used in Earl Grey Tea. That flavoring is derived from Bergamot oranges but the scent is very similar.
Can I grow Bee Balm in a pot for the first season?
Hardiness Zone: 6a
By PUDBON from Halifax, PA
I think you can. I grow everything in pots, good luck.
Thank you. I did this and they look great. Pudbon
Are there seed pods on a bee balm plant and can I start a new plant from them? Thanks.
Hardiness Zone: 6b
By Warren from Halifax, PA
Yes, info below.
Flower Type: Perennial
Bloom Time: Summer
Exposure: Full Sun, Light Shade in hot climates
When to Sow Outside: Spring, two weeks before average last frost or late summer/early fall at least 2 months before first fall frost.
When to Sow Inside: 8 - 10 weeks before last frost.
Seed Depth: 1/8" to 1/16"
Seed Spacing: 1"
Days to Emerge: 5 - 10
Thinning: 12" apart, good luck.